Sunday, November 10, 2019

Caregiving & Understanding and Managing Grief, November 3 - November 9, 2019

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

The following excerpt is adapted from the book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, in which Soffer writes about communing over grief in a social media era. Data: Loss (and Found) on the Internet" « CBS News

Before she died, my mother asked me to find a support group – but there were none for twentysomethings like me. Could I start my own? On Millennial Grief, « The Guardian

Heart failure care is about more than just treating the heart. Drs Mandrola and Meier discuss the importance of treating the whole person with palliative care, and its distinction from hospice care. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: Manage the Person, Not the Prognosis « Medscape

Palliative care worker says griefbots and video memories are only surface changes to deep emotions. How Grief Is Evolving in The Digital Age « CBC News

If you think it’s hard to relieve stress, or takes some complex techniques to overcome, think again! Making the Journey Through Loss and Grief « The Good Men Project

Though there's been a lot of research on PTSD and the toll of war, little research has focused on grief among veterans. A new study identifies seven themes. 7 Ways Grief Affects Veterans, « Futurity

Whether or not the death of a loved one is experienced as traumatic, the concept of stuck points is relevant to those who have experienced significant loss. What are Stuck Points in Grief? « What's Your Grief?

Such an amazing resource: an innovative program that provides practical tools and research-informed resources for widowed persons rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner, Camp Widow®, « Camp Widow

Performing caregiving duties can put a strain on intimacy. Here are ways for caregivers to increase their connection and intimacy with a loved one. Tips to Maintain Intimacy During Caregiving, « AARP

People say a lot of useless shit to grieving people. Here's how to do better. You ‘Can’t Imagine'? Well, Neither Can I. « Modern Loss

Although this death happened more than fifty years ago, and things are done so much differently now, I’m still angry that I never got to see or to hold our baby, and angry with myself that I didn’t demand to do so. In Grief: Coping With Infant Loss, « Grief Healing

We create, and maintain, innovative peer-based grief support programs for widowed men and women that serve a worldwide population. Making Loss Connections at Camp Widow, « Soaring Spirits International

Practical, tactical steps you can take to identify someone who can help your grieving soul. How to Find the Right Therapeutic Support, « Modern Loss

The loss of a relationship leads to grief much like that after experiencing a death. 5 Coping Strategies To Deal With All-Encompassing Breakup Grief « YourTango

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