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Where Are You? Where Am I? An Exploration of the Grief Experience in Persons with Dementia
April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Presenters: Roberta Rook, LCPC, & Joy McCrady, LCPC, NCC
Currently 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops dementia and by 2050 almost 14 million people will live with the disease. Yet, grief in adults with dementia is not extensively understood nor researched, which creates limitations for professionals and caregivers on how to offer support. Adults living with dementia experience the loss of present and future and when they lose a loved one, it can pose particular challenges as they grieve. This presentation is designed for caring professionals to clarify the unique needs and experiences of adults living with dementia and how to support them in their grief.
Cost is $40. Free to Hospice of the Chesapeake volunteers.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and fruit will be provided.
3.0 Category I continuing education units for social workers licensed by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.
Chesapeake Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category I continuing education units.