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Redruth

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Bereavement & Loss: Supporting Those with Cognitive Impairment

Part of life is dealing with one's losses and grieving. We have social structures, support systems, teachings and rituals that help us understand and recover from significant loss. It is not uncommon for adults to feel they must protect others from these difficulties including children, elderly people and persons with disabilities. In fact, strenuous efforts are often made to protect people with intellectual disabilities from life's losses and disappointments. The harsh reality of their own and their parents' mortality is a secret they will have been judged too vulnerable to be told. Their death education has often been non-existent, so their bewilderment at the disappearance of a loved one should be no surprise. It is imperative that all people be able to access the supports given in their culture to understand death and loss. Protecting someone usually results in more problems in that grief and mourning will not be properly experienced, leading to more significant future difficulties.

There is a paucity of literature on the impact of bereavement on older adults with a dementia, contrasting extensive research on how dementia carers cope with their grief. As the disease progresses, persons with a dementia (PWAD) may be too cognitively impaired to experience and express their grief. A vague sense that something is wrong with inner distress may manifest as behavioural disturbances, for although cognition declines, feelings and states of emotional pain remain.

This course is designed to ensure that staff who have a role supporting people with cognitive impairment who are experiencing loss & bereavement are suitably prepared to deal with the above sensitive issues and many more. Course content aims to promote understanding , knowledge, and confidence in responding positively and effectively to the needs of a broad and diverse range of individuals. In a supportive environment you will explore evidence and recent discussions about the best way to support people experiencing bereavement and grief. I will provide you with opportunities for experiential learning and skills practice. You will be invited to invest in the group’s growth and development through active participation and by sharing your own experiences and learning.

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