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SUNDAY CAREGIVER TIP: Let's get that glass half full. Rather than lament about the things that trouble you, focus on the treasures in your life for which you are grateful. One thing that you are grateful for is _______________.
On days like Mother’s day, Father's day, Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary it makes it a little bit harder to deal with a loved ones death. That specific date can bring back joyous, yet painful memories. Acknowledging the deceased on these days is important! Go ahead and share your heart with a loved one or family member.
SATURDAY CAREGIVER TIP: Share your physical discomforts with your care recipient and physicians. Speak up if you don't feel well. If you keep it to yourself, a potentially serious problem can get even worse.
Grief is the natural reaction to losing a loved one — grieving is also the road to healing from a loss. The funeral helps facilitate this process. It helps loved ones face the reality of the loss, helps them to say good-bye, and reestablish a support network.