You or your loved one has just been diagnosed with an illness – Alzheimer’s’, Parkinson’s, cancer or any number of degenerative conditions. You start experiencing a range of emotions – shock, denial, sadness, anger. In fact, it feels a lot like grief, but wait, no one has died. You then begin to worry that there is something psychologically wrong with you or wonder what kind of person grieves a death before it has actually occurred? Welcome to Anticipatory Grief.
To understand anticipatory grief, read the article written by Corrie Sirota, Grief, Loss and Bereavement Specialist on this topic.
* The article was published in Alzheimer’s Disease International World Alzheimer’s Report 2022.