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When A Loved One is Dying

When A Loved One is Dying

I often see on message boards questions about loved ones that are in the end stages of life. Often this includes loved ones: Seeing people that others can’t see Talking to people others can’t see in the room Reaching up or out towards others Making comments such as “He’s so beautiful” or “heaven is beautiful” Mentioning loved ones long deceased Even claiming to have a glimpse of heaven and sharing what was seen Open eyes when in a coma and…

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Caregiving Monday: Grief in Alzheimer’s

Caregiving Monday: Grief in Alzheimer’s

Recently a dear friend of mine with Alzheimer’s mourned the loss of his wife.  He would often twists his wedding ring when thinking about her and asks questions.  There were times when he was quiet and other times when he had bursts of anger.  All of this is a natural part of the mourning process. Alzheimer’s does not stop our loved ones from grieving when they lose a loved one, whether it is a sibling, spouse, or child. So how…

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