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For more information on any of these events, please contact our Director of Grief Support & Education, Becky Lomaka at BLomaka@OConnorMortuary.com or 949.581.4300.
Grief, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia: Considerations for Professional Caregiving
Summary of our Workshop: More than six million Americans, one out of every nine adults older than age 65 is living with Alzheimer’s Disease or some other dementia and this number is expected to more than double in the next 40 years. Few families and communities are untouched by these cognitive impairments that interfere with activities of daily living. But dealing with loss is always a challenge—for the patient, for family members, and for the professional caregiving community, as well. These disorders increase the difficulty family and professionals face in communicating about sensitive issues, including the death of a family member or friend. Staff are sometimes asked to “keep family secrets” about the death of a resident’s spouse, adult child, or sibling. Based on a thorough review of current research about dementia and current “best practices,” this workshop will help caregivers learn principles for communicating about death-related losses with individuals with dementia and their families.
Objectives. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to. . .
2.0 CEUs are available to Nurses & RCFE Administrators