Losing a Spouse in Your Elder Years

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Grief. Sorrow. Numbness. Shock. Fear. Guilt. Anger. These are all things John felt when his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth, died suddenly due to complications from pneumonia. Two months later, he found he still had trouble sleeping and not much of an appetite. He found that he couldn’t keep up with household chores without Elizabeth’s helping hands. The initial heartbreak of losing his life partner became a progressive depression as he realized his life would never be the same without her. Seniors who recently lost a spouse may find it difficult and upsetting to be alone after years of sharing…

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