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16 June
Ambiguous Loss and Dementia


Closure is an important part of the grieving process. But when someone is progressing through an illness causing dementia, we are actively losing who they once were, and grief goes on and on, without closure. Our loved one is present physically, but cognitively and even emotionally, they are changing.

Losses and grieving happen in different ways as dementia progresses. There is no right or wrong way and we all experience it in our own ways. Pauline Boss, Ph.D., tells us ambiguous loss is a loss that is unclear; it has no resolution and no predictable ending or closure. This ambiguity and the mixed feelings from it are difficult to navigate for most caregivers.

Melanie Bunn, RN, Dementia Training Consultant with Dementia Alliance, will discuss with us ways to identify, navigate, and express our grief in this free one-hour workshop.

Date and Time

Thu, Jun 16, 2022

12:00p - 1:00p EST


Zoom Virtual Event


Event Registration