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Smiling Through Your Tears (Anticipatory Grief) Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support

    • Self-Improvement

Anticipatory grief has benefits of which we're not aware.



Is it normal to feel grief for someone when they're still alive? We may not realize that's what we're feeling. Many people assume it's a form of depression and treat it as such.



What we're feeling is actually called anticipatory grief. Millions of people deal with this feeling every day. It's not unique to those caring for someone with Alzheimer's.



In this episode, I talked with Harriet Hodgson about anticipatory grief. Harriet has been a freelance health and wellness writer for 38 years, but more importantly, she has experienced more than her share of suffering.



Harriet and I talk about the many forms of early grief, how the process can be beneficial, and how you can add it to your coping tools.



Harriet's book also tackles; grief as a reaction to change, early grief's symptoms and stages, response to early grief, and when early grief gets complicated.



Dying and grief are not topics most people want to discuss (or listen to), but I know you'll find this conversation enlightening and beneficial. You can also check out Harriet's book, Smiling Through Your Tears. Understanding the emotions, you're experiencing is another healthy step caregivers should take.



Smiling Through Your Tears



Related Episode



Moving On After Caregiving

Transcript

Help Support Fading Memories

We have partnered with Caregiver Chronicles to bring you a comprehensive 8-week course. This course covers diagnosis to transition. To learn more or to sign up go HERE



 



Some details about the course.



Payment options include: PayPal or Venmo @dryvette-jackson

Join Fading Memories On Social Media!

If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers!  You'll find us on social media at the following links.



Facebook    Instagram    Twitter



Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share.



Want to learn from Jennifer in person (or virtually)? Wherever you'd like a training session, Jen is available. Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com



 



 

Anticipatory grief has benefits of which we're not aware.



Is it normal to feel grief for someone when they're still alive? We may not realize that's what we're feeling. Many people assume it's a form of depression and treat it as such.



What we're feeling is actually called anticipatory grief. Millions of people deal with this feeling every day. It's not unique to those caring for someone with Alzheimer's.



In this episode, I talked with Harriet Hodgson about anticipatory grief. Harriet has been a freelance health and wellness writer for 38 years, but more importantly, she has experienced more than her share of suffering.



Harriet and I talk about the many forms of early grief, how the process can be beneficial, and how you can add it to your coping tools.



Harriet's book also tackles; grief as a reaction to change, early grief's symptoms and stages, response to early grief, and when early grief gets complicated.



Dying and grief are not topics most people want to discuss (or listen to), but I know you'll find this conversation enlightening and beneficial. You can also check out Harriet's book, Smiling Through Your Tears. Understanding the emotions, you're experiencing is another healthy step caregivers should take.



Smiling Through Your Tears



Related Episode



Moving On After Caregiving

Transcript

Help Support Fading Memories

We have partnered with Caregiver Chronicles to bring you a comprehensive 8-week course. This course covers diagnosis to transition. To learn more or to sign up go HERE



 



Some details about the course.



Payment options include: PayPal or Venmo @dryvette-jackson

Join Fading Memories On Social Media!

If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers!  You'll find us on social media at the following links.



Facebook    Instagram    Twitter



Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share.



Want to learn from Jennifer in person (or virtually)? Wherever you'd like a training session, Jen is available. Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com



 



 

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