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Grieving the loss of a mother to Alzheimer’s

To those losing loved ones to Alzheimer’s, I did not notice subtle changes in my mother’s behavior because my focus was on my father’s loss of memory, poor decision making, and constant repetition. I was busy engaging my mother’s support to help dad. Dad and I were teaching mom how to write checks to pay

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Quote 11/13 Matthew McConaughey on his father’s death

Last week’s People Magazine quoted Matthew McConaughey on his father’s death by heart attack in 1992. These are his words: PopPassing A boy loses his father, he quickly becomes a man. I was 22. I remember clearly the sobriety I felt in the pain of my father’s passing. The sorrow refined me, and I never

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Inspirational Quote of the Week, 10/30/14 Grief Poem

#112 A Grief Poem She walks in beauty, like the night I stole these words from Byron, and spoke them sotto voce when She walked through the door and across the room and into my soul until Death do us in.   And Death done so, taking Her from me too soon in the fecund

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Holidays and Grieving for a Loved One: the First Thanksgiving

[Editor’s note; this is a reprint of a column I wrote last year anticipating Thanksgiving about Holidays and Grieving. I thought it was worth sharing again-LL] want to share my own experience of this with you. My young wife of 22 years died at age 42–this was some years ago–the week before Thanksgiving. She passed

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Inspirational Quote of the Week, October 16, 2014 We Remember Them

We Remember Them At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them.At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; We remember them.At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring; We remember them.At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer; We remember

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