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Saturday, August 1 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
S18: Coping with Aging and Cancer: Psychosocial Factors and Geriatric-specific Interventions

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The “silver tsunami” is the new term for the looming crisis in cancer care related to the increase in elders worldwide—in whom cancer has its highest incidence and for whom there are often fewest psychosocial resources. This symposium addresses age-specific psychological issues related to coping with cancer at an older age by Dr. Greenstein. The impact of social  and religious beliefs on cancer  care of elders will be discussed by Dr. Baider with attention to the customs in the Muslim culture.  Two geriatric-specific psychosocial interventions developed by the Memorial team will be presented by Dr Holland: The CARE  (Cancer and Aging: Reflections of Elders) Model, deliverable by phone, and a novel reading group, the Vintage Readers Book Club, in which elders read and discuss excerpts from the world's classical literature. Discussants are Dr. Chambers, Australia and Dr. Asuzu, Nigeria.

Chair: Jimmie Holland
Discussant: Suzanne Chambers and Chioma Asuzu

S18-1:  Psychosocial Similarities Between Coping with Cancer and Aging, M.Greenstein

Saturday August 1, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Liberty Ballroom Meeting Level 4

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