Webinars are free and open to the public. You do not need to be an ASA member to attend.
Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series. Presented by Home Instead, an Honor Company.
Grief can take many forms and people tend to deal with grief in different ways. Grief is typically thought of in the context of the death of a friend or loved one. However, people can grieve in other ways such as the loss of independence or during a major life transition. Another form of grief called ambiguous loss, is loss without closure. This commonly occurs in those caring for a loved one living with dementia. They feel as if they are watching the person they once knew change or “slip away.” As professionals, we should be aware of the different types of grief and how this may affect the older adults and families with whom we work. Join this webinar to learn more about grief and ways to cope with ambiguous loss.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Learn about the types of grief
- Understand the concept of ambiguous loss
- Realize the ways that people cope with loss
- Discover resources to aid individuals and families in grieving
Lakelyn Eichenberger, PhD, is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead. She educates professionals in aging, families and communities on the unique challenges that older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. Hogan has worked in the private and public sectors of senior care services and has spoken at national and international conferences on caregiving and aging, plus serves as a resource to the media. She is a board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving, board chair for the Dreamweaver Foundation and vice chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.
Jenny Munro, MA, is a gerontologist and response team manager for Home Instead’s global headquarters, leading the Home Instead response team in helping family caregivers navigate the complexities of the senior care continuum.