- Family of origin interactions, and relationship with our parents.
- How the declining health of aging parents impacted us emotionally and in our day to day life.
- Whether or not siblings worked together to help declining parents. Was there conflict and if so, how did we resolve it?
- How parent decline and loss changes us and the choices we make in our lives.
- What decisions we have to make about parent care.
- Were we at peace with our parents before they became ill; if not, how we made peace with our parents before or after they died. Or not.
- What happens to family dysfunctional patterns (if present) during parent illness?
- What coping skills and resources people called on when dealing with declining parents and their eventual deaths.
- How we who lost parents found support from friends in our grief, or did we?
- What experiences with health care professionals were like and whether they were helpful or hindering in any way
- What was clearing out the "stuff" in our parents’ home like?
- Feelings that were hard to come to terms with surrounding our parents' decline and death; feelings that still haunt us or that we finally came to terms with.
- Whether any emotions like guilt or anger, or any events interfered with or prolonged our grieving process.
- How we resolved our grief.
- How our culture is with grief.
- Unusual or unexplainable experiences after we lost our parents – what some people might call “paranormal.”
- Advice for those of you just coming into the care of declining parents or dying parents.
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