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Workshop to help loved ones cope

Published 10:01 am, Sunday, February 2, 2014
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a workshop called "Anticipatory Grief" for those caring for a loved one with memory-impairment at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

"Caregivers and family members experience a wide range of emotions when a loved one is stricken with dementia," Amy Bauer, a social worker with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, who will conduct the workshop, said. "Among these emotions can be intense feelings of grief in anticipation of the death of their loved one. It is important at this time of impending loss to take steps to steady your life and try to regain a sense of emotional equilibrium."

Bauer will offer participants coping strategies for dealing with the physical and emotional distress of anticipatory grief.

Admission is free. The workshop takes place at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Ave., Norwalk.

Space is limited and registration is advised. For information or to register, call 203-762-8958.