The Powerful Role of Anticipatory Grief and Ambiguous Loss in Dementia Care
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 15 million Americans (mostly family members) provide unpaid care in the home, and dementia is a disease that comes with a substantial amount of caregiver burden and grief. With the aging demographics in our country, a majority of us will either become a caregiver to someone with dementia or be in need of care ourselves. It will be vitally important therefore, for church communities to become knowledgeable about dementia and how to best support its members who are impacted by this devastating disease.
This program will provide an in-depth look at the impact of anticipatory grief and ambiguous loss in dementia care—what it looks like, what it is, and how to support people living with dementia and their families/caregivers. Kay will utilize interactive teaching methods including lecture, case scenarios and story- telling to fully engage learners in the process.
Classes are facilitated by Kay Adams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Compassion Works, LLC.
About Kay Adams
Kay has supported people impacted by dementia throughout her career in geriatrics, mental health, and hospice and palliative care. Kay is passionate about educating and empowering caregivers around the disease of dementia. She teaches with authenticity, gentle humor, and compassion. Kay is known for creating a safe and supportive learning environment that invites you to share, explore, and engage.
Please contact Kay for class pricing, and to learn how YOU can host or sponsor this workshop in your community.
3 hour workshop-style program
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Compassion Works, LLC enthusiastically engages care partners and organizations impacted by dementia through coaching, consulting, education and training, so they are empowered to effectively face challenges with confidence, clarity and connection.