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When Caregiving is Over: The Well-Being of Caregivers
of Parents with Dementia

By Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW, Doris McGartland Rubio, Ph.D.
Susan Tebb, Ph.D., LSW and Lisa A. Parnell, MSW 

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3) Evaluation—Evaluative strategies should be woven through the caregiver intervention process to assist the professional and the caregiver in determining progress toward achievement of goals. The professional may further find that evaluating caregiver interventions can aid in identifying program needs and innovations. Using the wisdom and experience of the current and former caregiver can strengthen the services provided for the caregiving community.


Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW is Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Social Service. Doris McGartland Rubio, Ph.D. is Associate Professor

Saint Louis University Department of Research Methodology. Susan S. Tebb, Ph.D., LSW is Associate Professor, Dean Saint Louis University School of Social Service and Lisa A. Parnell, MSW is Graduate Research Assistant Saint Louis University School of Social Service. 

This research was funded by the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Program, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. This article is an excerpt from the original article entitled, “Comparing the well-being of post-caregivers and non-caregivers,” American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 16(2), 97-101. 3Corresponding Author: Saint Louis University School of Social Service, 3550 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103; 314/977-2726 (Telephone); 314/977-2581(Fax);


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