Workshop Helps Families Deal With Challenges of Caregiving


Workshop Helps Families Deal With Challenges of Caregiving

An upcoming workshop will help family caregivers deal with a challenge that often faces those caring for loved ones.

The Saturday, May 6, workshop will help participants discover ways to cope with “Ambiguous Loss” and deal with the feelings they experience when a loved one is physically present, but there’s a psychological absence. This can occur when a loved one has dementia or a traumatic brain injury. Ambiguous loss can also result when there’s a psychological presence but a physical absence, such as in adoption or when grown children move away.

The 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. session will explore topics such as what family means, how to develop resiliency and how to become more comfortable dealing with the uncertainty associated with ambiguous loss.

Nancy Flaherty, MS, president of Flaherty Senior Consulting and a certified dementia practitioner, is the presenter.

The workshop takes place at the Servite Center of Compassion, 7400 Military Ave., Omaha. Registration fee is $20, and scholarships are available. To sign up for the workshop, contact Sister Margaret Stratman at (402) 951-3026 or email