Grief & Caregiving

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy May Help Family Caregivers Cope with Complicated Grief

    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.

  • How to Engage in Self-Care While Grieving

    Grief is an inescapable part of caregiving. We mourn an aging loved one’s physical and cognitive losses as they decline and eventually mourn their death. Self-care is vital to a caregiver’s physical and mental health throughout the grieving process.

  • 6 Myths About Grieving

    When a loved one dies, society has certain expectations about the grieving process including how you should act and how long you should grieve. Explore 6 myths about grief and the grieving process.

  • Words of Comfort: What to Say to Someone Who is Dying

    Words often fail us when someone we love is approaching the end of life. Experts and experienced caregivers share their insights on how to act and what to say to someone who is dying.

  • Grief & Relief: When the Loved One You Cared for Dies

    What happens when the person you're caring for dies and caregiving ends? For some of us, the death of a loved one who has suffered for years brings some relief along with our natural grief.

  • Minimizing Grief for a Surviving Spouse with Dementia

    For many adult children, deciding whether to inform a cognitively impaired parent that their spouse has died is a serious and often recurring struggle. Grief is natural following the loss of a loved one, but dementia complicates this process.

  • Mourning the Death of a Spouse

    The death of a spouse is one of the single most traumatic losses anyone can experience no matter the age. As the grieving process progresses, there comes a time when a senior needs to plan for the future. Explore the grieving process and some tips for moving forward.

  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Where to Find Grief Counseling and Support Groups

    Bereavement groups are an important therapeutic tool for gaining information, outside support and coping strategies when dealing with loss. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for seeking support after the death of a loved one.

  • 5 Essential Differences Between a Burial and a Cremation Service

    Whether you are pre-planning your own final arrangements or you’re responsible for organizing someone else’s funeral or memorial service, there is one fundamental choice that will affect costs, timing and many other details: cremation or burial?

  • When Loved Ones Rally Before Death

    Family caregivers are often relieved and hopeful when a dying loved one suddenly becomes more aware of their surroundings or begins talking or eating again. But, are they truly improving or just consciously preparing for their final journey?

  • 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.

  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Understanding the Grieving Process

    The 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.

  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Prioritizing Self-Care After a Loved One Passes Away

    The 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.

  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Ways to Honor a Loved One’s Memory

    The 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.

  • Delivering Sad News to Mom with Dementia

    Telling another family member when a loved one passes away is always difficult, but dementia can make the task even more challenging.

  • There Is No Pain with Dementia

    Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are unlike any other conditions. Instead of straightforward symptoms like physical pain, the discomfort that patients experience is mental and emotional.

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  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Making Final Arrangements

    The 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.

  • My Father's Final Months

    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.

  • The Ambiguity of Grief

    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.

  • I Want to Go Home!

    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.

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