Grief Intervention Workshop
Excerpts from the Book Caregiving with Strength:
This chapter from the beginning of the book is where the term "caregiver" is argued to be jargon that is perceived differently depending on who you are talking to. Also bringing to light that many who are defined as such, do not identify themselves as a caregiver. Caregiving is defined for clarity to pave the way into remainder of the book.
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About Situational Loss
This excerpt examines the definition of situational loss based on one caregiver's experience. Gilda was a family caregiver for her father who had Alzheimer's disease. After her father passed away, Gilda wrote a blog in his memory, Sam's Alzheimer Highway. With the use of photo images, she vividly outlined in one of her blog posts, the progression of the illness. As you can see the progression, the situational losses are clearly defined.
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Media/Podcast: Buried Losses Revealed
Listen in as Eleanor Silverberg, grief specialist and self development coach reveals the different kinds of losses faced by family caregivers of adults with chronic mental illness and progressive neurological conditions. The conditions may include Alzheimer's, Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinson`s, Schizophrenia, Huntington`s, Lewy Body Disease, etc.
Listeners may include family caregivers nurses, doctors, social workers, counsellors, personal support workers occupational therapists, family caregivers, students, etc.
Acknowledging the losses serves in providing a context in working towards strengthened resiliency and well being.
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