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Dementia & Unacknowledged Grief: A Guide to Caring for the Family Caregiver

20jul5:30 pm7:00 pmDementia & Unacknowledged Grief: A Guide to Caring for the Family CaregiverA Compassionate Presentation by Nina Poletika, LMFT, CT, Counseling Psychologist

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Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is one of the most generous acts of love. Whether you are a family member, friend, neighbor or support partner, it’s an opportunity to learn the value of being present in the moment and to share the joy of togetherness, no matter how long it lasts. It’s also a demanding commitment that can be unpredictable and lonely, and it’s commonly marked by grief.

Please join us for a compassionate presentation about the importance of recognizing and acknowledging the impact of caregiver grief. Nina Poletika, LMFT, CT, Counseling Psychologist specializing in caregiving loss and grief, will explain why losses in communication, companionship, intimacy, roles and relationships can cause caregivers to grieve, even when their loved ones are alive. She will also discuss ways to remain energized in the face of relentless responsibility, ease the pain of ongoing loss, and alleviate the discomfort of a shift in identity. The presentation is ideal for all who are interested in learning more about unacknowledged grief, including professionals who are seeking information to support others. Light bites and refreshing beverages will be offered.

At Kensington Place, we promise to love and care for your family as we do our own. So, in addition to our thoughtfully designed and clinically comprehensive programs, we partner with dementia innovators to share the latest information and caregiving strategies that improve everyday interactions. Because there is power in knowledge and comfort in community, we encourage you to join us, no matter where you are in your search for care. We are here for you.

For questions, please email Lu Shibli, Community Relations Associate, at

Nina Poletika, LMFT, CT, has a general adult psychotherapy private practice in Palo Alto. She specializes in treating people who have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Nina holds certification in “Grief and Loss” from UC Berkeley and has presented at national conferences related to Caregiving & Alzheimer’s Disease. On a personal note, Nina was a caregiver for her mother who lived with Vascular Dementia for 10 years.


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT


Kensington Place Redwood City

2800 El Camino Real


Lu Shibli

Community Relations Associate

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