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How to Help a Beloved Alzheimer's Sufferer Cope with Spousal Death

Added on October 13, 2017 by Marie_Villeza

How to Help a Beloved Alzheimer's Sufferer Cope with Spousal Death

The death of a spouse is an especially hard life event to experience, but this trial poses a special challenge to sufferers of Alzheimer's, who must now live without their primary caregiver and mate. The dementia sufferer will typically express random bouts of confusion mixed with periods of death recall and non-death recall following the death. This further wound already grieving family members who are aching to see their loved one properly grieve the loss of his or her spouse.

However, depending on the severity of the illness, the surviving spouse may not have the sufficient memory bandwidth to process the death.

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