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Hospice Grief Specialists: Helping Clients Navigate Grief And Loss

Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member may be one of the most difficult situations many of us endure. When we face a significant loss, such as a spouse, sibling or parent, our grief can be particularly intense. Each relationship is as unique and individual as the grief reactions that follow…
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Caregiving When The Caregiver Is Ill

by Sharon Dardis, guest blogger Many caregivers worry about what will happen to their loved ones if they become physically or financially unable to provide care. What will happen and what will they do if they cannot fulfill their own expectations regarding what they think it means to be a “good” caregiver? A solution may…
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How To Handle Grief When Approaching Milestones And Anniversaries

Heather Larson, LSW, CT Grieving is some of the hardest work we will ever do. I have discussed this idea countless times with those who are deeply grieving the death of a loved one. The moment when one reaches his/her lowest point while grieving is different for everyone. What is likely not so different is…
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Caregiving In The Late Stages Of Alzheimer’s Disease

by Kendra Binger, Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s can take a devastating toll on caregivers, especially in the later stages. Compared with caregivers of people without dementia, twice as many caregivers of those with dementia indicate substantial emotional, financial and physical difficulties. As symptoms worsen, the care required of family members can result in increased emotional stress…
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5 Ways To Handle Things Left Unsaid

by Rebecca Anderson, RN As a hospice nurse who has experienced parental loss, I draw on my personal experiences with the grief and loss of both my parents to offer guidance to the families I serve at Hospice of the Red River Valley. Just as each life is unique, so was the loss of each…
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