Pets are more than just animals, they are part of the family. Recent research indicates that the grief associated with the death of a companion animal is frequently overlooked or even disparaged by others. This type of reaction is known as disenfranchised grief. On May 22nd 10:11-30 MST Dr. Cary Brown from Human-Animal interaction will present findings from a recent study that shed light on the experiences of older adults coping with disenfranchised grief following the death of a companion animal. Attendees will gain insights on effective ways to support older adults dealing with pet loss, and ways to alleviate the effects of disenfranchised grief. Sign up here: