Fear of Death Articles

  • 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."

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  • 8 Lessons on Aging and Death From the Man Who Explained ‘How We Die’

    Sherwin Nuland, author of "How We Die: Reflection's on Life's Final Chapter," recently passed away from prostate cancer. His award-winning book offers insights on controversial end-of-life issues.

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  • Treating Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Needs at the End of Life

    Many people associate end-of-life care with treating physical pain and discomfort. While that is an important part, complete end-of-life care also includes helping the dying person manage mental and emotional distress.

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  • How to Console a Senior Who Is Afraid of Dying

    When death is near, patients and family members are often overwhelmed by fear of the unknown. Learn how caregivers can help alleviate common anxieties and support their aging loved ones at the end of life.

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  • Answers to Common Questions About End-of-Life Care

    When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, caregivers and family members often have many questions. This guide to end-of-life care addresses the most common concerns regarding the dying process.

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  • Talking About Death and Dying Is Good for Us

    People once avoided certain topics, like talking about death and dying, but that's slowly changing. Here is why those discussions are so important to individual patients, their families and friends.

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  • Grab a Drink, Take a Seat and Let’s Talk About Death

    The Death Cafe movement is gaining momentum in the United States, and around the world. Discover what makes people want to get together and talk to one another about death.

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  • How to Support a Loved One Who Is Dying

    While there is no single formula for comforting a loved one who is facing the end of life, there are a few things you can do to provide the support they need and help yourself come to terms with the knowledge that death is near.

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