Live chat with expert: Susy Favaro
Join social worker Susy Favaro from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and your host Lakelyn Hogan from Home Instead as we talk about strategies to cope with ambiguous loss. Ambiguous loss describes what many dementia care partners experience when the person they know and love has significantly changed psychologically but is still physically present.
Some topics this chat may cover include:
- How ambiguous loss differs from other types of loss
- Characteristics of ambiguous loss
- Strategies to cope with ambiguous loss
We will take live questions during the chat, or feel free to send them in ahead of time to [email protected].
About the Expert
Susy Favaro, LCSW, MSW,is a social worker in the memory disorder clinic at Banner Alzheimer’s Instituteproviding counseling, referral, educational, and support services to meet client and care giver needs.Most recently she has developed programming on ambiguous loss.
Susy has worked in the field of gerontology for 40 years.The focus of her work has been in the implementation and training of evidence based programs in self management of chronic conditions for older adults and unpaid family caregivers. Programs include: Enhance Wellness (formerly known as the Health Enhancement Program), Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Chronic Disease Self Management Program, PEARLS (depression intervention) and Active Choices.
In 1997 she joined the training faculty of Status One Health Systems (Boston,MA) as a trainer in motivational Interviewing and behavior change theory. In 2005 she became a PEARLS trainer.
Sandra Blevins retired FNP
Please give name of author of “loving Someone with Dementia” My hearing is a problem ?Dr Boss or Ross?
Interesting and helpful strategies.Thanks
The author’s name is Dr. Pauline Boss.
I am very much interested in the topic of ambiguous loss but the three dates mentioned in your article have passed. What can I do to listen to these discussions for understanding and education?
Thank you Ron. Were you able to listen to the recorded webinar above?
Thank you for sending this appreciate that you share
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