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Both family caregivers and seniors may benefit from a little-known form of psychotherapy that targets the symptoms of prolonged grief and PTSD that can occur after a parent or spouse passes away.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for seeking support after the death of a loved one.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for grieving in your own way, at your own pace.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for taking care of yourself throughout the grieving process.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best ideas for honoring a loved one’s memory.

There is always a great deal of work for family and friends to see to after a loved one passes away. Telling another family member the news is always difficult, but dementia can make the task even more challenging.

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are unlike any other conditions. Instead of blatant physical pain, the discomfort that patients experience is mental and emotional. It is important for caregivers to acknowledge this and provide them with comfort and reassurance.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for making final arrangements for your loved one.

Placing a loved one in a facility can be extremely difficult, but there are a few unexpected benefits that can arise from this decision. Allowing professionals to handle caregiving duties allows family members to really enjoy a loved one's company.

Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, has been battling throat cancer for 15 years. Dion shares her personal experiences of caring for and supporting him and discusses how she stays strong in spite of such dire circumstances.

Coming to terms with losing a loved one is a gradual process. But when someone is slowly fading away due to something like dementia, the process can feel premature and conflicting. This is called ambiguous or unresolved grief.

Family members are often relieved and hopeful when a dying loved one suddenly becomes more aware or begins talking. But are they truly improving or consciously preparing for their final journey?

Stories about long-married couples who die close together often make the news because they remind us that, ideally, marriage is for eternity.

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.

When life's challenges became so very hard, as they inevitably do, I would sometimes think, I want my mother. I want to go home.

Five years ago, Glenn Bruno's wife passed away. What he does to honor her will take your breath away.

So little research has been done on how many young people (18 and under) take care of elderly relatives that not much has been done to help this vulnerable population.

My experiences as a long-distance caregiver for my mother taught my family and I the true significance of the phrase, "Rest in peace."

The touching way one man mourned his wife, and how he ended up inspiring thousands of strangers.

On Father’s Day, consider these thoughtful ideas for honoring the memory of the man who played such an important role in your life.