Week 4: Section 5: Caring for Older Adults and Their Caregivers a) Who are the caregivers? What is typically involved in the caregiving role? b) What problems do caregivers have? What techniques can caregivers use when working with patients? c) What characteristics of patients make caregiving especially difficult for an Alzheimers patient? d) What services are available to support caregivers? e) What constitutes elder abuse? How prevalent is abuse?