When Assuming Responsibility for a Loved One's Finances
September 1, 2022
There are a few telltale signs that your senior loved one cannot manage his or her own finances. In the best-case scenario, you are able to communicate this directly to your loved one and explain why it may be a good idea to appoint a trusted member of the family or a professional to step in and take the reins.
What may happen, however, is that you are met with resistance. Your loved one ...
Being a Family Caregiver
July 1, 2022
If you have assumed some of the responsibilities of helping to care for a loved-one, you’re certainly not alone. With longer life expectancies, advances in medical care, and the desire for individuals to remain at home, more and more people are taking on this important role. In fact, a 2020 survey conducted by AARP, found that over 50 million adults in the US provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. And as the baby ...
What You Need to Know About Anticipatory Grief
May 3, 2022
When we think of grief, we often think of death. But the truth is that grief is our natural, emotional and physical response to any loss, at any time in our life – such as the loss of a job, a relationship, or with a change in your health status. Grief is not only experienced after a loss but is often felt in advance of a loss. This is called Anticipatory Grief.
What is Anticipatory Grief?
Anticipatory grief is the distress people feel in the days, weeks, months, years before a...
An Introduction to the Death Positivity Movement
April 5, 2022
Our Death Denying Culture
Although we realize that death will come to us all, it is something that most would just rather not think about. For many, the idea of talking about death is just plain morbid or provokes such anxiety that it is a subject to be avoided. But the past two years of the Covid pandemic and its heart-breaking death toll has become a very real reminder of our humanity. Perhaps it has also become an opportunity to reflect on our mortality. Allowing ourselves to think about and talk about this too often ...