Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Notes for Caregivers #4 - The Long Goodbye: Grief and Caregiver Stress

"Angels 2" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.
The path of the caregiver is not an easy one. There's a helpful webinar on the topic of Grief and Caregiver Stress which can help. It explores the topic of sudden death with the emotional turmoil and loss that accompanies it, but the main focus is on the long goodbyes following years of coping with issues like dementia, complex medical illness, and cancer, that carry with them unique forms of grief and caregiver burden.  This webinar is presented by Dr. Carilyn Ellis, a psychology fellow at the Boise VA Medical Center, specializing in oncology, palliative care and primary care mental health integration. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. She has much to offer the caregiver in need of understanding, solace, and comfort.

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