Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Loss Experienced by Caregivers and Loved Ones

Access for residents of Quebec

This session is intended for Caregivers, Professionals, Members of the General Public

One’s journey with a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder (ADRD) is  marked by numerous losses that can span several years. As the disease progresses and triggers noticeable changes, family members and friends can experience feelings of grief  as they must continuously learn to adapt to a new reality.

This teleconference discusses the different types of bereavement experienced by the caregivers and loved ones of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as ways to overcome these losses.

The following topics will be discussed:

  1. Latent mourning
  2. Examples of the losses that can be mourned by a person who is close to someone with the disease
  3. Alzheimer’s Disease and mourning

Thanks to the different strategies discussed during this conference, caregivers will gain a deeper understanding of ambiguous loss and will be better equipped to deal with it.

Presented by Jordan Fish, Intake and Orientation Counsellor at the Alzheimer Society  of Montreal.




  1. Jordan Fish received his Bachelor’s in Social Work from McGill University. He worked for several years as a social worker in geriatric psychiatry, in the Department of Psychiatry at the Lakeshore General Hospital and in the Home Care Department of the Health and Social Services Centre in Pierrefonds. He has an extensive professional history working with family caregivers and recently joined the Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal as a Intake and Orientation Counsellor.


    • Hello Shamai,
      You can find many recordings of previous online conferences under the “Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia” Channel on our website. We hope you find these conferences useful.

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