Dealing with Grief from the Death of a Loved One
Learn how to cope with the grief when an elderly parent is dying soon. The caregivers' grieving process begins the moment a loved one is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and continues while they deal with grief from the death of the loved one.
Articles About Dealing With Grief
- Is Mom Afraid to Die?
I often wonder why Mom is fighting so hard for so long. It recently dawned on me that she may literally have the "fear of God."
- 5 Ways to Remember Mom on Mother’s Day
On Mother’s Day, consider these thoughtful ideas for honoring the memory of the woman who played such an important role in your life.
- Lessons in End-of-Life Care from Oscar the Cat
For more than ten years, Oscar the Cat has been teaching the staff at a Rhode Island nursing home lessons about end-of-life care and what's truly important to those who are dying.
- 5 Ways to Remember Dad on Father’s Day
On Father’s Day, consider these thoughtful ideas for honoring the memory of the man who played such an important role in your life.
- How to Take Care of Yourself While Grieving
Caregivers of aging relatives are inevitably confronted by grief as they look after their loved ones, which is why it's so important to learn how to take care of yourself while grieving.
- Reflecting on My Experiences with Hospice
I have been a hospice volunteer for years and was with my father when he passed away while receiving end-of-life care. Here's what I've learned from my experiences.
- Losing a Spouse Can Cause Personality Changes
Losing a spouse often causes negative changes in personality: grumpiness, sorrow, depression and a complete lack of gratitude.
- Oldest Marathoner Turned to Running to Cope With Grief
The world's oldest marathoner, Fauja Singh, just retired from competitive running--at 101. He turned to racing to cope with grief after his wife, daughter and son passed away.
- 6 Myths About Grieving
There exist many myths about grieving, how you should act, and what you should feel when someone dies. Here are 6 myths about grief and the grieving process.
- Rebuilding Your Life After the Death of Your Care Receiver
What happens when the person you're caring for dies? Moving into the next stage of our lives after the person you're caregiving for dies, requires a change in attitude, and unique steps for each of us.
- A Journey of Hope After Loss
Death is inevitable, but knowing this alone does not make it any easier to endure the loss of a loved one. When we lose someone we are very close to, we carry the pain of our grief to our own grave. It is through knowledge of the soul's journey that we can find comfort and healing.
- Early Grief and the Long Goodbye
The caregivers' grieving process begins the moment a loved one is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and it can last for years.