Overview of Cancer Care
Objectives: Define cancer. Describe cancer symptoms unique to older adults. Describe side effects of cancer and cancer treatment in older adults. Define caregiver tasks related to cancer.
Description: This class will teach caregivers about cancer, what is unique about cancer in an older adult, cancer treatments, cancer symptoms, and potential caregiver tasks. After understanding what cancer is and how it can affect older adults differently, caregivers will be prepared to care for older adults and specific challenges they face when diagnosed and living with cancer.