Grief, loss, and caregiving: A Discussion with Stephanie Erickson and Dr. Eboni Green   Stephanie Erickson- Author of the book Plan for Aging Well I’m Stephanie Erickson. I’m the author of the book Plan for Aging Well and a caregiving expert and a clinical social worker. Today, though, we’re not talking about fun, happy things,…

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One of the more grievous aspects of life is having to say goodbye to a loved one or client. Sometimes the loss is unexpected (due to an accident or an acute illness). In other instances, your loved one or client’s chronic condition contributes to a steady decline, resulting in his or her eventual passing. Either…

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Grief is an emotion that is not exclusively associated with losing someone you love. In fact, you may find that you experience grief when you change jobs, (i.e. retirement or being fired) or when there is a significant change in you or your loved one’s physical or mental health. For caregiver Donna O’Donnell Figurski, grief…

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In the early eighties after having suffered a heart attack my grandmother wrote a letter. The letter outlined her wishes should she not make it through open heart surgery alive. She survived but kept the letter, and updated it with her signature every year, for more than twenty years. Her letter was an inexpensive, yet…

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