What is Grief?
Grief is a normal reaction to losing someone you love. Each person grieves differently and there is no timeline for how long it takes before the hurt of loss lessens.
Alzheimer's and the Five Stages of Grief
Over time, Alzheimer's erodes and changes what you know and love about the person affected by the disease. Understanding and applying the five stages of grief may help.
Anticipatory Grief: It's Real and It Affects People Differently
Patients and families facing terminal illness usually begin the grieving process before the actual loss occurs. This is called “anticipatory grief.”
You’re Not Suffering One Loss, You’re Suffering Many
When someone you love dies, in addition to the primary loss of the loved one, there are often secondary losses that you endure.
Care Where You Need It
Hospice isn't a place. The VITAS interdisciplinary hospice team delivers care to wherever you call home:
- a private residence
- assisted living community
- nursing home