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Anticipatory Grief

Life With an Aging Dog

Maria Burnham | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Burnham

My Boston Terrier, Ma'amie, is 14.5 years old. If you know about dogs, then you know that this is actually quite old for a Boston Terrier. Up until a year ago, it was difficult to guess her age. Yes, she went prematurely grey, but she's been an athlete her whole life, and her passion for the tennis ball fueled her energy.

Grief and Alzheimer's -- Anguish Over Multiple Losses

Marie Marley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When Ed, my soulmate of 30 years, developed Alzheimer's, I sank deeper into despair each day. Death is typically a clear starting point for grief, but with dementia, loss comes in bits and pieces.