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Telling a Loved One that a Family Member is Deceased

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Posted July 23, 2013

 

  • Gauge your loved one’s memory. If your loved one does not remember what you share about the family member from day to day, you may be able to use a memory or a story about the family member to explain their absence in away that satisfies their curiosity, but doesn’t upset them.

  • Try to understand your loved one’s reality. Perhaps this will help you let go of the guilt you feel from not telling the cold, hard truth.

Source: HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

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