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Loss and Grief relating to Ability, Ageing and Dementia

Starts: Monday, March 1st 2021 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Wednesday, March 31st 2021 at 5:00 PM
Course Cost: an all-inclusive cost of: • Members: $295 • Non-Members: $345

This online short course will take participants through an exploration of the many facets of grief experienced by those affected by decrease in abilities, increase in age and/or dementia. We will consider the different needs of both the families/carers and the person themselves. Strategies will be offered to help people who support these families to engage in an active grieving process that acknowledges the losses experienced and the life of their loved one.

At the conclusion of this online short course, participants will be able to:

• Understand the varied losses associated with a decrease in abilities and increases in ageing and/or dementia.

• Apply grief and loss theory to implement support for family members affected by disability, ageing and/or dementia

• Analyse strategies that allow active engagement with the grief experienced by individuals with decreasing abilities, increased ageing and/or dementia.

• Evaluate some simple communication tools to be able to work directly with individuals who are living with dementia and acknowledge their grief.

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