Grieving and comprehending this with supported individuals whether they live independently or within their family is an area that is complicated and has no clear definition. In essence there is no clear “way” to grieve. Grieving a loss coupled with cognitive challenges can take this life process to another dimension, requiring a different understanding and support.
For caregivers, we may feel helpless and may revert to the following in order to protect our loved one. The following are areas to avoid when a supported individual is grieving: