Bereavement Reading List

After The First Year, Then What?

A hopeful letter for the first anniversary of the death.

Grief: A Normal and Natural Response to Loss

Descriptions of normal reactions (physical, emotional, work-related, and spiritual) to the death, using the words of grieving people.

On Dealing with Death

More gentle descriptions and recommendations for the middle months of grieving.

Recovering From Grief

Recommendations for adapting after the difficult work of bereavement.

Understanding Grief

Some gentle recommendations for the early months of bereavement.

Dementia Care Collaborative at Mass General

The Dementia Care Collaborative provides comprehensive education, clinical co-management services and emotional and social support to all navigating the complex journey of dementia.

Palliative Care Resources

A Checklist of Tasks After a Death

A list of people to notify, places to contact after the death of a loved one.

Keeping a Personal Journal

Personal journal writing is described as a tool for self-reflection and growth during bereavement. Information on bereavement support services.

Tips for Handling Grief at the Holidays

Twelve ideas to assist the bereaved during the holidays.

Transitions, Grief & Loss

A list of books, videos and websites.


Senior Health and the Dementia Care Collaborative have created timely virtual forums to address issues related to COVID-19.

Virtual Town Hall videos   Conversations with Caregivers videos

Health and Resiliency videos   Browse all videos

Most Recent Video

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall, May 17, 2022
"Vision Health: Tips and strategies for our vision as we age" with Silas L. Wang, MD, Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Mass Eye and Ear.