A well-researched , very  comprehensible book by Edward Myers is a great resource for those dealing with

bereavement.   The book was originally printed in 1986 but the revised edition is a “must” to help adults who are

 hurting  or to help  the family of a bereaved person.

WHEN PARENTS DIE  also offers excellent sources for additional reading.

This guide was published by Penguin books.


Dementia vs.Depression in the Elderly

Dementia and depression are both common problems among the elderly, and can share many of the same symptoms. The similarity of the symptoms can cause confusion. There is no test to differentiate between the illnesses, but without a correct diagnosis, it is impossible to determine the proper course of treatment.