Grief & Caregiving Articles

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Words of Comfort: What to Say When Someone 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 provide support during this delicate time.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • When Loved Ones Rally Before Death

    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?

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  • 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.

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  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Understanding the Grieving Process

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • The Stunning Music Video Every Caregiver Must See

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

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  • You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

    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.

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  • 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.

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