Visiting nurses offer workshop on anticipating the loss of a loved one

It can be enormously challenging to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a workshop called Anticipatory Grief for those caring for a loved one with memory-impairment on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. It is also appropriate for those caring for a loved one with any life-limiting illness.

“Caregivers and family members experience a wide range of emotions when a loved one is stricken with dementia,” said Amy Bauer, a social worker with the agency, who will conduct the workshop. “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.”

In this program, Ms. Bauer will offer participants coping strategies for dealing with the physical and emotional distress of anticipatory grief.

The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held at the agency offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I.park at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line. Space is limited and registration is advised.

Information/registration: 203-762-8958. For information about Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County log onto visitingnurse.net.