Webinar: Coping with Ambiguous Loss

Denise

Webinar: Coping with Ambiguous Loss

Denise
Topic: Coping with Ambiguous Loss

As a caregiver to a person with dementia, you will experience a roller coaster ride of "one moment here, the next moment gone" with your caree. Throughout the six stages of caregiving, the challenges faced to to care for someone who here physically, but gone mentally, psychologically and emotionally are many. This is called ambiguous loss, a concept developed by Pauline Boss. This webinar will offer caregivers an increased understanding of ambiguous loss and explore strategies to better manage the losses.

Brenda Davie, one of our students in our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ program, will be present this webinar in order to meet her criteria to become certified. Brenda has worked with older adults and caregivers for the past 40 years in both long-term care settings and the community. She held various positions in healthcare over these years including:

  • personal support worker (CNA in the States)

  • recreation practitioner

  • family support coordinator

  • adult education educator

  • certificate caregiver consultant pre-grad :)


On a personal note, and most importantly, Brenda is a long-distance caregiver to a mom diagnosed eight years ago with dementia. She also cared for her father who passed in 2010 with end-stage emphysema. Brenda shares that her personal life as a caregiver has greatly enriched her professional role in support of other family caregivers, especially baby-boomers.  She aspires to someday open her own home business and become a caregiver coach (or CCC).