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My strategy for coping with grief

... My strategy for coping with grief death, cancer, guilt, end-of-life, grief, story Grief is something no one is really prepared for. Maureen Meredith tells us how she coped with losing her mum and dad as well as her son in the space of ...

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 ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... When dementia brings death to your door dementia, death, grief, end-of-life, story When When They Get Older launched last year Jill Sinclair, The Glasgow Herald blogger, became a supporter, contributor and friend. She shared with us just how important it was ...

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 ...

Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... 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 grief and the initial stages of mourning your loved one. With this in mind we answer some of the key questions that are often ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... me to cope by trying to help my siblings through this awful time. The hardest part was reminding myself that mum needed to do grief her own way and she chose a hard path. A fervent Christian, she clung to the hope that God would heal dad ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... , and its causes could lie in physical issues such as difficulty in chewing and swallowing, or more emotional and mental issues such as grief and loneliness. If malnutrition is left undiagnosed and untreated it could increase your parent's risk of hypothermia, post-operative complications (should your ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... right place for your specific needs but it's open to everyone 24/7 offering a connection with like-minded carers as well as experts in grief and trauma and specific health issues. If you found this article helpful, why not join the family? Adrienne Gruberg ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... the needs and welfare of carers. It's open to everyone 24/7 offering a connection with like-minded carers as well as experts in grief and trauma and specific health issues. If you found this story helpful, why not join the family? Adrienne Gruberg ...