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There is no right or wrong way to grieve! Grief and Sympathy News No. 2
October 24, 2013

Welcome to Grief and Sympathy News Edition Number 2.

“We mustn’t give up hope. After all, isn’t that what makes us human?” Terry Pratchett

We begin our 2nd newsletter with the above quote by Terry Pratchett which we have shared at the beginning of our new book: "A Healing Hug for Alzheimer's Caregivers: all about caring, grieving and making life better."

Terry has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and is an inspiration with his positive attitude and his tireless work in raising awareness and funds.

As promised in the last newsletter, my book has just been published. It is aimed at those caring for sufferers in the home, those supporting relatives who have a family member living alone with Alzheimer's or dementia, as well as professional caregivers.

Caregivers will find help with day to day challenges of caring, as well as encouragement to look after themselves too, as this is so important. There are chapters on coping with the grief of having a family member with Alzheimer's and activities to help with a better quality of life. You can check out the complete contents of the book at:

"A Healing Hug for Alzheimer's Caregivers" - More Information

It's available in paperback or downloadable formats, so you could be reading it in minutes from now!

Latest Pages

The loss of a childhood home

Grief can take us by surprise sometimes, when we think we are in control. Our guest writer Wendy has written an article about the surprise of the grief she felt on losing her childhood home when her mother died at the age of 99. This Old House

Coming Soon - There is no right or wrong way to grieve

We have just connected with Victoria Hargis who is a motivational speaker for those coping with a child suffering from a terminal illness. Victoria lost her own son at age 13 and is working to help others. She has made a wonderful video about how everyone grieves differently, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Victoria has agreed to write an article for our site, and we are looking forward to sharing her wisdom. We have shared her video here: Emotions of Grief

Bereavement Forum

Recently we've had a few people reach out to us for help on the bereavement forum. We are able to help to a certain extent, but we know that they will feel much better if others who are in the same boat also reach out and let them know that they are not alone. Why not have a look through the questions on the forum, and join in with your own experiences. You never know, you might find a kindred spirit!

Bereavement Forum

Don't forget you can also join in with our Facebook page.

There are some interesting articles there too.

Grief and Sympathy Facebook Page

Thank you for reading our 2nd newsletter. Keep an eye out for it in your inbox. If you've found it helpful, why not share it with anyone you know who are coping with any kind of loss.

Don't forget everyone is different, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

Betty and Lesley

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