The Grieving Process
Caregivers go through the grieving process from the time an elderly parent is diagnosed with a terminal illness through the time the elder dies. The grieving process is a normal emotion when there is a death in the family. Learn coping skills to help you and your family get through the grieving process.
Articles About Grieving Process
- 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.
- Mourning A Parent or Spouse's Death
When a senior parent's spouse dies, their world changes. They are in mourning—feeling grief and sorrow at their loss. Here are some things caregivers can do to help their senior mom or dad cope with their loss.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Uniquely Touching Way One Man Mourned His Wife
The touching way one man mourned his wife, and how he ended up inspiring thousands of strangers.
- 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.
- How can I help my elderly mother get over the death of her spouse?
Grieving is very individual and can take a year or longer before a grieving elderly person feels a lessening of the sadness and devastion.
- How can I get mom to open up and talk about the recent death of her spouse?
Coping with a spouse or partner's death is a difficult life challenge. Learn how to help people cope and mourn the death of a spouse in a healthy way.