What is complicated grief?

Complicated grief is compounded because of unsettled grief from earlier losses. If a person does not reconcile these losses, it will almost be impossible to handle new grief; too much compounded on top on one another!
Grief therapists truly need to get involved; helping to break through the carnage that each loss has dealt upon the person. The grief therapist can help that person try to deal with the blockages they have maintained that are preventing the mourning process from coming to a close.
Part of the therapy will be to identify any unfinished business that the grieving individual had with the person that has passed on. Then they, too, will have to identify other losses that may have then been a result of the loss.
When all is said and done, the grieving individual will hopefully understand that the loss is final and that they have to go on and lead their life; dealing with the loss. Again, while this is necessary, it is not the caretaker’s responsibility. They fulfilled their duties by showing the elder they cared for that With Age Comes Respect. What they can do, however, is be as supportive as possible and help the individual left behind to find a proper grief therapist so that they will be able to continue on with a more normal existence.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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