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New Age Page On Mourning Now Available

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Faced with the death of a spouse, many older people feel their entire world has changed.

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They may struggle with feelings of shock, sorrow, anger, fear, and occasionally guilt. Grief can make everyday activities like sleeping and eating difficult. To help older people cope with grief, the National Institute on Aging has added Mourning the Death of a Spouse to its Age Page series of easy-to-read brochures on health topics and related concerns.

When a spouse dies, the widow or widower can feel emotional and physical pain. In many cases, they do not know where to turn for help. This new publication provides useful and practical advice on topics ranging from reactions to death to taking charge of life again. The brochure covers many facets of mourning and learning to live without a partner. The newly widowed can learn about: