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How to Write a Meaningful Condolence Letter

A handwritten expression of sympathy acknowledges the loss and shows how much you care

Preparing for End of Life

Learn About Hospice Care

How they're ‘fighting the fight’ for patients’ comfort, following their wishes before they die

Advocating for a 'Good' Death

Discussing end-of-life wishes early on can make the final days easier for everyone

Talking About Death Is Hard, but Some Groups Embrace It

Death cafés provide supportive settings

Help Your Family by Planning Your Funeral in Advance

Gather these items now so your final wishes are met

What I Learned From My Mom’s Approach to Death

Final months were filled with grief, gratitude and important life lessons

‘Death Doulas’ Serve Dying Patients at Home, in Hospice

Experienced professionals provide end-of-life caregiving assistance for patients and families

Grieving and Loss

How to Process the Death of an 'Ex'

Consider funeral etiquette, emotional impact

Adjusting to a New Normal After Trauma or Illness

How caregivers can cope with 'ambiguous loss'

Coping With Loss — One Step at a Time

Tips for enduring the grieving process

When Grief Robs Life of Meaning, It’s Time to Get Help

There’s no time limit on grieving, but disabling symptoms are red flags

My Journey as a Family Caregiver in the Wake of Grief

Five months after my mother’s death, I’m feeling more at peace

Handling an Adult Child's Death

Parents use the painful loss of their son to make a difference for others like him

After a Loved One Dies

Checklist of What to Do After Someone Dies

Practical steps to take in the early days

Planning a Meaningful Memorial Service

A 'celebration of life' honors the passing of loved

Smart Ways to Cover the Costs of a Funeral

There are more options than you think

8 Tips for Funeral Planning

How to make smart decisions and arrangements

How to Write a Eulogy

Tips for capturing who the person was

Crafting a Memorable Obituary

Pay tribute to what made your loved one special

VA Burial Benefits

Getting help with Veterans' funeral arrangements

VA Survivor Benefits

From health care to education, help is available

Filing Taxes for the Deceased

Follow these tips to reduce stress

Settling an Estate

What Happens to Your Debts After You Die?

5 things your loved ones will have to do

Filing Federal Income Taxes for the Deceased

Follow these tips to reduce stress

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