Assisting Family Caregivers to Strengthen Resiliency and Well Being
After 15+ years of experience as a family caregiver and community outreach social worker in dementia care, Eleanor Silverberg works as a Professional & Personal Development Coach for Care Providers. Her specialty is grief education, related to strengthening caregiver resiliency, and promoting self-care to prevent burnout.
In addition to holding a B.A. in Psychology, a Masters of Social Work, and Certification in Bereavement Education, Eleanor has spent over 20 years studying grief, with a particular interest in broadening the grief concept beyond death. She developed the 3-A Acknowledge, Assess, Assist® Approach for dementia caregivers, addressing the ongoing losses they experience while caring for a family member who is still alive, but unrecognizable due to the disease.
Eleanor’s work has been published in The Omega Journal of Death and Dying, and she has presented the 3-A Acknowledge, Assess, Assist® Approach at several prominent conferences. She provides training to professional and family caregivers of adults with chronic cognitive conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, Acquired Brain Injury, and Parkinson’s.