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Dementia and the loss of a spouse are sad and challenging enough on their own, but when they coincide, the result can be truly heartbreaking. For many adult children, deciding whether to inform a cognitively impaired parent that their spouse has died is a serious and often recurring struggle. For someone who has not experienced such a dilemma, this would appear to be a no-brainer. However, as with many dementia-related quandaries, the question and answer are far more complex for those facing this reality.

Read the full article on Agingcare to learn more about how you can try to minimize grief for your parent who lives with dementia when he or she loses a spouse:

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