Chapter 1: When death happens

Preparing yourself

Prepare myself? Nothing could prepare me for the lost dreams we had of retiring together.

There is no way to completely prepare yourself for the death of someone you care about; however, there are some things that are helpful to know. Click on each sentence below for more information.

You may have begun grieving many losses well before the person’s death. When death occurs, your feelings and emotions may or may not surprise you. Everyone’s experience of grief is different.

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Caregiver module series: Module 8: When death is near