Dementia: The Ambiguous Loss – A Family Systems Perspective
Presenter: Patricia Colucci-Coritt, Ph.D.
October 25, 2019 • 9:30 am - 12:30pm
Fee: $100.00 | FIW Alumni: $90.00
A recent meta-analysis reposted that the global prevalence of dementia is somewhere between 5 and 7 percent within people aged 60 and over. By the age of 85, between 25 and 50 percent of people will display symptoms of dementia, especially Alzheimer’s. 5.8 Million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s. As boomers age and people generally live longer, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050.
More than 16 million Americans provide care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, much of it unpaid care. The stress, grief and exhaustion experienced by the families of these patients take a huge toll.
This workshop will discuss the ambiguous loss that families and caretakers confront when dealing with a loved one with this disease. We’ll also consider the social and financial impact on families and the care decision-making that ensues using case material. We will identify clinical tools to support families managing dementia. Resources will be recommended, as well, for families dealing with memory loss disease.
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 2 weeks before event for a refund fee, minus a $25.00 administrative charge; Less than 2 weeks, credit applied towards a future workshop. Visit our website at www.FIWNY.org to register.
CEU’s: Distributed to anyone holding a degree in social work and marriage and family therapy in the state of New York. If you have an out-of-state license, please contact your states education department and ask if they are willing to allow CEU’s from NYSED approved providers. Please follow your state education departments rules and procedures.
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1st Floor (parking available on the East side of bldg)
White Plains, New York 10604
Food and Beverages can be purchased in the Bistro outside the Conference Room
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Family Institute of Westchester
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