Grief, Loss and Dementia

This course is available in
All states

This session provides an overview of the grief, loss and emotional impact of the changes caused by dementia. It provides information about the kinds of change and loss experienced with dementia, the ways people may experience and express their grief, and emotional coping strategies for family carers of someone living with dementia.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. This session is focused on the carer and is delivered interactively. You will be encouraged to share your experiences alongside other carers giving you an opportunity to develop new support networks.

You will gain knowledge in:

  • your own responses to grief and loss 
  • tools to help with support, networking and stress
  • strategies you can put in place to support your wellbeing.

Suitable for: Family carers and family members of people living with dementia. It is recommended that participants have previously attended an introductory session on dementia.

This session is intended for people caring for or supporting a family member in the early, mid and late stages of living with dementia. This session is not suitable for people living with dementia.

This session can be delivered on behalf of aged care and disability service providers onsite to the family carers and family members of people living with dementia. If you would like to discuss onsite delivery, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. 

This session is not suitable for professional carers or people employed in the health or aged care industries. The resources, content and delivery will not meet the needs of professionals. To explore Dementia Australia’s range of professional development, please visit the Centre for Dementia Learning.

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