3306-21: Loss and Grief for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia in the Time of COVID-19

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3306-21: Loss and Grief for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia in the Time of COVID-19

This presentation offers insight into the loss and grief process experienced by family caregivers of loved ones with dementia prior to and after the COVID-19 pandemic. PMH nurses will learn about the mental health needs of these caregivers in the context of pandemic restrictions in long-term care facilities. Intervention strategies will be explored.


Presenter:  Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  51 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for family caregivers of loved ones with dementia. 

Keywords:  Family Caregivers, Dementia, Loss and Grief, Long-term Care Facilities, COVID-19, Pandemic


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 35th Annual Conference

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2024

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