Grief


Grief while Caregiving

Everyone experiences grief in his or her life. All of us lose friends and family and it is a heavy task for every one of us. Our best advice is that everyone who grieves show themselves compassion by allowing themselves the time and space to process it all. While grief is inevitable, please remember that… Read More

Losing My Husband from Dementia and COVID-19

I’m writing this on Christmas Day, 2020. It’s my first Christmas without my husband of 43 years. He died earlier this year of COVID-19, but in reality he’d been “gone” for longer, with dementia. He is infinitely better off as, ironically, am I, and I am genuinely happy for him, for his spirit. But if… Read More

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care has been defined as “interdisciplinary care that aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients with advanced illness and their families. It is offered simultaneously with all appropriate treatment. It aims to control pain, help facilitate communication among treating clinicians and the communication of clinicians with patients and families. It… Read More

Why Support Groups are Important

Support groups can be helpful if you are facing a major setback in life, or if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is important that you do not go through it alone. Studies have shown the impact on caregivers can be detrimental when they are burnt out and could potentially be… Read More

The Cost of Unresolved Grief

The Impact of grief on Society:  While death is a normal part of life, our society doesn’t do well with the complications of grief that follow the death of a close loved-one.  People often feel alone and unable to move forward in their lives, depending on factors such as the closeness of the relationship, the… Read More