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assisted living | tips for seniors | how to deal with tragedy | Aging & Caregiving

Helping Your Aging Loved One Cope with Tragedy

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 21st, 2012

An unfortunate reality of caring for aging loved ones is that we are often the ones called upon to deliver bad news and support them as they cope with it. Those that must do so often feel inadequate to the task. There is no easy way to share such information, but there are some guiding principles. When you are the one to talk to an aging loved one about something you know will upset them, even as it upsets you, where do you begin the conversation?

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