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Preparation & Planning

Jennie Chin Hansen, CEO of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel

End of Life Discussions

Jennie Chin Hansen shares talking points

When Is Life Too Long?

When Is Life Too Long?

Some hope to make a graceful exit. Others are in no hurry to leave

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Hospice & End of Life Care

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'How Mom's Death Changed My Thinking'

Health care reporter shares his family's story

From the Grief & Loss Community

Grief & Loss

Finding Ways to Grieve When You Need to Work, Caregive, and Live

Coping With Loss — One Step at a Time

Tips for enduring the grieving process

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Dealing With Grief

10 things to help get you through this difficult time

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5 Surprising Truths About Grief

New research reveals that common conceptions about dealing with loss of a spouse are all wrong

Supporting the Grieving

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What to Say — and Not to Say

A guide to comforting someone who's ailing or grieving

Next Steps

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What to Do When a Loved One Dies

A checklist to help you with details and responsibilities after a loved one dies

Your Money: Executor 101

Things to Know About Being an Executor of Estate

Closing out the estate of a relative or friend who has died is an important, and time-consuming, responsibility

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Protecting the Dead From Identity Theft

How you can safeguard your deceased loved ones — and yourself


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