Stat! Medical News & Info
The Best of Times|October 2020
Stat! Medical News & Info
The death of a spouse is a major, life-changing event, and can seem impossible to deal with.

Mourning a Spouse's Death

Everyone grieves differently. If you or someone close to you is mourning the passing of a spouse, the National Institute on Aging offers these tips:

• Take care of yourself by exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, and getting enough sleep. Avoid habits that can hurt your health, like smoking and drinking a lot of alcohol

• Talk with caring friends. Let family and friends know when you want to talk about your spouse. They may welcome the chance to share memories. Accept their offers of help and company when you can.

• Many people who are grieving find comfort in faith. Praying, talking with others of your faith, reading spiritual texts, or listening to uplifting music also may bring comfort.

• Keep up with visits to your healthcare provider, and let them know about any health issues, including if you are having trouble taking care of your everyday activities, like getting dressed or fixing meals.

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