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May 2017

Current Ideas on Grief: Learning How to Guide Patients through the Grief Process

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Abstract:   Grief is an experience that is both universal and unique to each person and each loss.  We all have losses if we live long enough.  Although our society does not necessarily equip us to well to deal with loss most people find a way to restore a sense of meaning and purpose in life and to see possibilities for joy and satisfaction.  Bereavement typically triggers acute grief and is also a major life stressor.  As such it can…

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Geriatric Life Transitions:
New Challenges for Older Adults

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Abstract: The geriatric population faces unique life transitions, each accompanied by wide-ranging biopsychosocial consequences. Certain life transitions—such as bereavement and retirement— can result in significant shifts in an individual’s financial status, social support structure, physical and mental health.  Each older adult may cope with life transitions differently, and in some cases such life events can result in positive changes in an individual’s life. However, such transitions are often fundamental stressors, which potentially can result in worsened mood and anxiety symptoms. …

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