December 2019


Dating After the Death of a Spouse


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There is huge upheaval after the death of a spouse.  Spouses who were only married for a few years grieve not only the death of the person, but the loss of a future. Those married many years, mourn the death and a shared past. Your spouse may have been your best friend and your primary source of comfort, support and companionship.
 
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May 15 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Grief and Autism Spectrum Disorder


Just as each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is unique, their grief is unique. Recognizing that children with ASD do indeed grieve and being sensitive to how that grief is displayed can be beneficial in helping manage their reactions.
 
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May 10 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Pet Loss


The love relationship between pets and their owners take on many qualities – companionship, comfort, security and love. When a pet dies, these aspects of the relationship are lost and the grief can be intense. Yet society often disenfranchises pet loss with cliché’s and unhelpful comments such as you can always get another one.
 
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April 30 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Death of a Child Due to Trauma


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​There are distinct differences between trauma and grief. When a child dies due to a tragedy or traumatic event, the whole community mourns. Some children are directly impacted. They may have witnessed the event or have known the deceased. Some are indirectly impacted. They heard about it at school, saw it on the news and can see that their parents are visibly upset.
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March 29 2012

Categories: Grief and Loss Diane Snyder-Cowan 


Knowing a Senior’s Goals and Values Makes Health Decisions Easier


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​Your elderly mother has severe Parkinson’s disease. She has trouble walking on her own and sometimes need help with eating and dressing herself.

A recent visit to their doctor resulted in a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. The doctor recommends surgery to remove the tumor from her colon and surrounding organs as well as chemotherapy.
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March 19 2012

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