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you can help an older adult who is grieving include:
Older adults often have more than one loss to deal with at
a time. Talking about each separate loss may help identify the person's
feelings. Separating losses from one another may also help the person feel less
overwhelmed and more able to cope with emotional distress.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofFebruary 24, 2016
Current as of:
February 24, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Sidney Zisook, MD - Psychiatry
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