Caring for a child with a complex condition such as Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy can be a tremendous burden on caregivers, especially if those caregivers are family members. Not only is there an emotional strain on the caregiver, but the related stress can cause physical, social, and even financial burdens.
In a recent webinar, PPMD welcomed Dr. Kendra J. Bjoraker to begin a discussion about the effects of caregiving and provide suggestions to improve caregiver quality of life.
If you missed the live event, the recording can be found below.
Sarepta Therapeutics has sponsored this webinar. The content presented is the independent work of Dr. Bjoraker.
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About the presenter
- Dr. Kendra J. Bjoraker
Dr. Kendra J. Bjoraker is a pediatric neuropsychologist with specialized training and expertise in rare genetic diseases. She served as the neuropsychologist for the neuromuscular, neurogenetic and neurometabolic clinics while faculty at University of Minnesota and Children’s Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado. Dr. Bjoraker is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her own consulting business called 3:1 Neuropsychology Consultants, PLLC. Her mission is to disseminate information for disease awareness and quality of life, consult on medical and educational issues, present at conferences, seminars and family meetings, and consult on neurocognitive and behavioral outcomes for natural history studies and clinical trials.