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About.com Dying, Funerals & Grief: Most Popular Articles



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Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:28:35 +0000

 



How to Recognize When Your Loved One Is Dying

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The dying process usually starts well before death actually occurs. Learn how to recognize the signs of approaching death.



The Famous Last Words of U.S. Presidents

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the dying words spoken by America's presidents.



What is it like to die of kidney failure?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The physical symptoms to expect when dying from kidney failure or end-stage renal disease, if dialysis is not an option.



The Most Ironic Last Words in History.

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the last words spoken by various people that appear ironic in hindsight.



The last words of famous actors and actresses

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the dying words spoken by famous stars of movies, television and stage.



What to expect if you're dying from lung cancer.

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

What is dying from lung cancer like and what should my loved ones and I expect?



5 Tasks to Help You Find Closure Before Dying

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

There are five tasks that a dying person should accomplish to have closure at the end of life.



Why Do Some Patients Decide to Stop Eating and...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

End-of-life decisions for hospice patients may include voluntary stopping of eating and drinking. What does this mean for the patient and caregivers?



Famous Last Words of Religious Figures

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the last words spoken by various famous religious figures throughout history.



Inspiring Messages, Quotes, and Sayings About...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspiring messages, quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the death of a mother, whether yours or someone you know.



9 Signs to Look Out for at the End of Life

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Use these tips to recognize and help manage common end of life signs in dying people, including pain, constipation and decreased appetite.



How to Talk About Death With a Dying Person

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

It can feel awkward and uncomfortable to talk to a dying person. Learn how to overcome your fears by talking about death and dying effectively.



Famous Last Words of Notorious Criminals

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the last words spoken by famous (and infamous) criminals, crooks, cons and gangsters.



The Five Stages of Life Reconciliation Are Key...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A dying person may prepare for death by using a life review or life reconciliation. These are the five stages of life review.



7 Steps to Help You Write a Condolence Letter...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Seven steps to help you write a condolence letter or note and find the right words to express your sympathy to someone grieving a loved one's death.



The memorable dying words of famous musicians.

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the dying words spoken by famous musicians and composers.



Can You Die From Dementia? Here's What to Expect.

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are cruel diseases that progress over time and eventually will lead to death. What to expect.



What Is Palliative Care?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Treatment aimed at relieving the symptoms associated with serious illnesses and improving a patient's quality of life. It is NOT hospice care.



Short and to the point: Great proverbs about...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of proverbs and folk sayings about death, grief and mourning from a variety of cultures.



When Should You Consider Stopping Dialysis?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Stopping dialysis will eventually lead to death in patients with advanced renal failure but may improve the quality of life of a patient who is seriously ill. Making the decision to stop dialysis is a difficult one. Here are some tips to help.



What Happens to My Body Right After I Die?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A timeline of the physical processes that occur to the human body soon after death.



Inspiring Quotes and Sayings About the Death of...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Uplifting quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the death of a child.



7 Steps for Recognizing and Coping With the...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Everything you need to know to recognize, prepare for, and cope with the dying process.



What are the Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A list of the pros and cons in the debate over medical marijuana, in addition to a call for greater, and higher-quality, research on its efficacy in pain management.



The dying words of kings, queens, rulers and...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A collection of memorable last words spoken by famous crowned heads throughout history



When Is Palliative Care Appropriate for...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

When is palliative care appropriate for patients with dementia? Find information about dementia and hospice criteria for dementia.



How to manage dyspnea (shortness of breath) in...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

What is dyspnea, what causes it and medical and non-medical interventions/treatments that can help terminally ill patients breathe easier.



What to Say When Someone Has Lost a Child

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The most helpful, meaningful things you can say to a parent coping with the death of a child.



Inspiring Quotes & Sayings for After the...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspiring messages, quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the loss of a brother, whether yours or someone you know.



How to write a eulogy or remembrance speech

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Tips and suggestions to help you write and deliver a thoughtful, meaningful eulogy or remembrance speech



The 5 Stages of Coping With Death

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Definition of DABDA, the five stages of coping with death.



Grief, Loss and Mourning Quotes

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspirational quotes on grief, loss and mourning following the death of a loved one.



5 tips to help you write and deliver a great...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Five tips to help you write and deliver a touching, meaningful eulogy in nearly any funeral or memorial setting.



Why Everyone Deserves a Chance to Do Prepare...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

My loved one is dying but doesn't know. Do I have to tell her that she is dying?



Quotes on the Grief Caused by the Loss of a...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Words can never fully express how much someone means to us, but language can still provide comfort, and hope following the death of a loved one.



"Downton Abbey" quotes about death, dying and...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

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What Is the Form of Delirium Known as Terminal...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Delirium and terminal restlessness are distressing symptoms that may occur in dying patients. Find out what they are and how to spot and manage them.



Is the "death rattle" a real thing?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The definition and causes of the death rattle, and how to treat it at the end of life.



Is There Such a Thing as Death Awareness?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

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How Can Hospice Care Help Your Loved One?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Hospice care is a philosophy of care that focuses on comfort and quality of life.



Ease Your Grief With These Inspirational Quotes...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspiring quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a father.



Inspiring Quotes and Saying About the Death of...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspiring messages, quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the loss of a sister, whether yours or someone you know.



Did Benedict Arnold regret being a traitor on...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of memorable last words spoken by famous military leaders throughout history



How to Talk to a Dying Loved One Without Being...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

It can be incredibly difficult for many people to talk to their dying loved one. Common misbeliefs about talking to the dying.



Pain Management in Palliative Care

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Pain management options in palliative care.



Tips to Help You Care for a Dying Loved One

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Information and tips for those caring for the dying. Includes information on the dying process and steps to take to ensure comfort. Focus on safety, comfort, eating and drinking, and restlessness.



Reasons for Seeking Physician-Assisted Suicide

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Why would anyone seek physician assisted suicide? Find out here.



How to plan a funeral or memorial service for...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The steps you should follow to plan a funeral or memorial service, whether for yourself or for a loved one.



101 euphemisms to help you avoid facing death...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The reality of death and dying makes us uncomfortable, so we often resort to terms like these to avoid it.



Why Do Patients Need the Medications in a...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Also known as the emergency kit, the hospice comfort kit is a prescribed set of medications kept in a patient's home in the event of an emergency.



Is Marinol Better than Smoked Marijuana?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A discussion of the pros and cons of both smoked medical marijuana and Marinol, a synthetic form of THC.



Need Determines the Patient's Level of Hospice...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Medicare creates four distinct levels of hospice care based on the patients needs: routine care, continuous care, inpatient care, and respite care.



Explanation of Anticipatory Grief

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Explanation of Anticipatory Grief.



Inspiring Poems About Death, Grief, and Loss

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Comforting, inspiring poems/poetry if you're grieving a death or need to write a eulogy or condolence letter.



The 3 Best Things to Say to Someone Grieving a...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Three meaningful sympathy expressions to help you express your condolences and offer comfort to someone grieving the death of a relative or friend.



13 Death and Dying Superstitions

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A list of superstitions surrounding death, dying, funerals and cemeteries.



Leonardo da Vinci's Dying Words, and Those of...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A collection of memorable last words spoken by famous painters and sculptors.



How to Cope with the Impending Death of a Loved...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Suggestions to help people cope with the impending death of a loved one. When to ask for help and working through feelings of guilt when resentment arises.



5 Things You Should Never Say at a Funeral or...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Five common expressions you should never say at a funeral or memorial service to someone grieving the death of a loved one.



4 Ways You Can Help a Dying Friends or Loved One

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

If your loved one is dying, you might be wondering how you can help. Here is a list of helpful actions you can take to help your dying loved one.



Memorable Last Words from Famous Authors

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the dying words spoken by famous novelists, poets, philosophers and playwrights.



A Survivor's Checklist of Responsibilities...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A simple checklist-style overview of survivor responsibilities to help you prioritize and keep track of what needs to be done after the death of a loved one.



The crucial differences between inurnment,...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The definitions of inurnment, interment and internment, as well as the crucial differences in meaning between these commonly confused words.



A Beginner's Guide to Palliative Care

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Description of palliative care, including goals, the palliative care team and settings of care.



Comforting quotes about the death of a...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspirational quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a grandparent.



Dreaming Things That Never Were and Asking Why...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Edward M. Kennedy's eulogy of Robert F. Kennedy provides a profoundly meaningful, lasting tribute to his slain brother.



Shakespeare's Quotes on Grief, Loss & Death

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of quotes on grief, loss, mortality and death from William Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.



Is Nausea and Vomiting Common at End of Life?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Nausea and vomiting are common and distressing symptoms for many palliative care and hospice patients. Find out how you can help manage nausea and vomiting.



Is it possible to be allergic to weed?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

How to recognize and treat a marijuana allergy.



8 Common Causes of Dementia

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Various types and causes of dementia that may be seen in the palliative care and hospice setting.



VA Death, Burial and Memorial Benefits for U.S....

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

An overview of the burial and memorial benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.



Is There a Normal Way to Grieve and Mourn?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

What is grief and why do we mourn? Find out what's normal and what's not.



10 Ways to Honor Mom's Memory on Mother's Day

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Meaningful ways you can keep your mother's memory alive during the holiday.



5 Things You Shouldn't Do or Say Around a Dying...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Learn how to avoid these common mistakes and pitfalls when navigating the difficult journey of the end of life with these five don'ts.



Why Is My Dying Loved One Angry at Me? 5 Tips...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Anger is a common stage of coping with a terminal illness. Here are tips for dealing with a dying loved ones' anger.



What Are Cheyne-Stokes Respirations?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Cheyne-Stokes respiration is essentially irregular breathing. Learn about it occurs, whether it causes discomfort, and what might be done about it.



How Does Renal or Kidney Dialysis Work?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The definition of renal or kidney dialysis and how the process works.



What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Hospice care is a philosophy of care that embraces the idea of comfort and dignity at the end of life. What are the advantages and disadvantages?



Tips for Treating Anxiety in Dying Patients

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Tips for treating anxiety in dying patients.



Forget sharks and killer bees... What really...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

The latest CDC data on the top 10 causes of death in the United States, as of 2011.



Is Morphine the Best Way to Treat the Dying?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Morphine Sulfate is considered the



3 Reasons You Should Choose Cremation

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Three significant aspects of cremation explained to help you decide if it is right for yourself or someone you love.



Famous Final Words from the Silver Screen

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A collection of memorable last words spoken by characters from famous movies just before they bit the cinematic dust.



What are the four phases and four tasks of grief?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Summaries of two grief-related concepts or theories involving the four phases of grief, and the four tasks of mourning to help the grieving.



Quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspirational quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a wife.



What are military funeral honors for vets?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A summary of the military funeral honors ceremonies available to veterans, and who is eligible to receive them.



Genuinely Memorable Final Words from Fictitious...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of the dying words spoken by literary figures in famous books and plays.



Palliative Sedation

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

An overview of palliative sedation to alleviate suffering, also known as terminal sedation.



Quotes about the death of a coworker, boss or...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a coworker, boss or supervisor at a workplace.



What Are the Arguments For and Against...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Those who are in opposition to physician assisted suicide commonly argue four main points. Find out what they are here.



Learn About the Various Hospice Benefits...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Medicare was the first health care system in the U.S. to cover hospice-related services. The Medicare Hospice Benefit is covered under Medicare Part A.



Help Manage Delirium and Terminal Restlessness

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Delirium and terminal restlessness are distressing symptoms in dying patients. Learn how to help manage delirium and terminal restlessness.



Is Palliative Sedation Just Another Term for...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Does palliative sedation cause death, like euthanasia? What separates palliative sedation from euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide?



What is direct cremation?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

An explanation of the direct cremation process to help you determine if it is right for you or someone you love.



The Fear of Death

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

A select collection of quotes about the fear of dying and death we all feel at one time or another.



Inspiring Pet Loss Quotes

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Inspirational quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a pet.



What Is Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Euthanasia is the act of a physician or third party ending a patient's life in response to severe, persistent and untreatable pain and suffering.



Should I Use or Say the Deceased's Name to the...

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

People often feel awkward using or saying the deceased's name following a death, so what's best for the grieving?



How to discuss death with children

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Suggestions to help your child better understand and cope with the reality of dying and death.



What Should I do with Funeral Flowers?

2016-04-28T11:28:35Z

Meaningful ways to repurpose funeral flowers, plants and floral arrangements after a funeral/burial service.