Sunday, November 3, 2019

Understanding and Managing Grief, October 27 - November 2, 2019

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

Such a difficult question to answer, “What is to come?” Dementia does not play by the dying process rules. There is no time frame we can put on dementia’s progression. What Comes Next? Dementia at End of Life, « BK Books

Research shows that as many as one third of seriously ill, hospitalized older people are receiving invasive treatments they don’t want at end-of-life, because no one has talked to them about their wishes for future care. To die well, we must talk about death before the end of life « PBS NewsHour

More companies are putting extra thought into their bereavement leave policies, one of the trickiest elements in any benefits package. Does Your Boss Have Your Back When a Loved One Dies? « The Wall Street Journal

When a parent is dealing with the loss of the spouse, they are trying to figure out what to do, who they are and what the future will hold. Sometimes the little things can mean so much, especially when a person is feeling so raw and vulnerable. 7 Ways to Help a Parent Who Has Lost a Spouse « Hospice of the Red River Valley

Sick Halloween decorations force people to either hide in their homes or be exposed to a celebration of plain evil. Try the pumpkins and Casper instead. Stop Turning Your Yard Into A Hellscape For Halloween, « The Federalist

In this installment of Your Unicorn Career, our columnist shares “grieving rules” she created to process personal and professional losses.What my mother’s death taught me about grieving professional losses « Science | AAAS

"All three of these losses have somehow triggered some old historical abuse issues. I just thought I was further along in this journey of life than I actually am." In Grief: When Current Losses Trigger Past Abuse « Grief Healing

Sometimes I am surprised by moments that heal my in ways I never imagined on this journey of loss. Mending the Quilt « Soaring Spirits International

You don’t have to be suave or sophisticated to comfort the grieving. In times of grief, even awkward weirdos can be great company. My Ex-BFF Keeps Posting About Grief. Should I Reach Out? « Swipe This!

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