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How to cope with bereavement

... How to cope with bereavement death, grief, end-of-life, bereavement Grief is something no one is ever really prepared for. Learning how to live with loss can be difficult and bereavement affects everyone differently but finding the right support can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle ...

Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved FUNERAL, END OF LIFE, BEREAVEMENT, UNDERTAKER Planning a funeral can appear an intimidating prospect. It's an event where a never-ending checklist of tasks looms large, all to be undertaken when you are in the midst of ...

What to do when a parent dies

... What to do when a parent dies death certificate, funeral, assets, inheritance tax, bereavement Losing a parent is an emotional time. Yet there are numerous practical tasks to be undertaken some quickly, some over time. Here's a step-by-step guide to what you ...

What does a hospice do?

... What does a hospice do? end-of-life, bereavement, hospice, death, funeral, grief When a parent reaches end of life or has a terminal illness it can be difficult to care for them full-time at home. Hospitals are not an ideal place to end ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... an illness that's commonly associated with ageing parents and yet it's a condition that can stem from lack of motivation, lack of control or bereavement- all of which are often experienced by the elderly. Losing loved ones, losing control over their health and coping with feelings ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... when it comes moving their belongings from the family home. When downsizing becomes a pressing need for a parent, due to illness, bereavement, finances or desire to be closer to family members, it's no longer just about relocating from one home to the next. ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... He died a month later. At the time I was a clergy wife. Death was a normal part of life funerals, the bereaved, undertakers phoning the house and so it came naturally to me to cope by trying to help my siblings through this awful time ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... you giving them an opportunity to discuss their wishes. The Dying Matters Coalition aims to help transform public attitudes towards dying, death and bereavement in England. It is led by the National Council for Palliative Care, and has over 30,000 members including charities, ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... when they can feel disconnected particularly if their status and identity has been closely tied-up with their paid employment. This dislocation can also follow bereavement, divorce, family moving away or a move to a new home. Bill (67) put his take on it this ...