How to cope with loss

Yesterday was August 8. The date meant nothing to me specifically, except that it was one month after July 8. Just an ordinary day for most people, but for me, it marked the one-month anniversary of my mom’s death. The only month of my life that I have existed...

Getting ready for a loved one to die

I’m not ready. It’s one the first things I said, sobbing, when I found out that my mom, who’s had dementia for about 10 years, had suddenly experienced a debilitating stroke. I was in the process of planning to move her to a lovely facility, just...

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