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Dementia & Unacknowledged Grief: A Guide to Caring for the Family Caregiver

Thursday, February 29, 2024
7:00 pm8:00 pm

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is one of the most generous acts of love. Whether you are a family member, friend, neighbor or support partner, it’s an opportunity to learn the value of being present in the moment and to share the joy of togetherness, no matter how long it lasts. It’s also a demanding commitment that can be unpredictable and lonely, and it’s commonly marked by grief.

Please join Kensington for a compassionate presentation with Caregiver Coaches & Experts: Tami Anastasia, Dementia Caregiver Support Counselor; Lisa Bricker, Elder Care Consultant; Melissa Long, Director of Education and Support at Insight Memory Care Center; and Monica Moore, Community Health Program Manager for the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research & Care at UCLA.

Learn about the importance of recognizing and acknowledging the impact of caregiver grief. Our panel will explain why losses in communication, companionship, intimacy, roles and relationships can cause caregivers to grieve, even when their loved ones are alive. They will also discuss ways to remain energized in the face of relentless responsibility, ease the pain of ongoing loss, and alleviate the discomfort of a shift in identity. The presentation is ideal for all who are interested in learning more about unacknowledged grief, including professionals who are seeking information to support others.

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