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John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve

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Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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A tangled web of losses! (Published 1/18/2011)

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Ann, a Tributes.com visitor from KY writes:

“My mother is 89 & suffering from dementia & severe serious health problems. In 2005 my dad suddenly died in her arms. In Nov., 2010, my brother was killed (investigation still on-going). My brother has not had any contact with my Mom for 21 yrs.. Now, my mom sits and cries and says "he was my son." We try to comfort her, but with dementia we feel hopeless not knowing if our words reach her or not. She demands to know how he died and to date we don't know. How can we help her cope? Thank you so much, Ann”


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