Hi, my dad recently passed away after 10+ years struggle with Parkinsons and Dementia. As a family we didn’t often talk about how we felt about everything going on and I have been used to bottling up my feelings and feeling detached from it and my family as a result. I am hoping to learn how to process and deal with confusing feelings and was wondering if any other children of someone suffering with Parkinson’s feels they are suffering from anticipatory grief and even if their loved one has passed away how has this affected them? I’m not sure how to broach this topic with my family. Other personal issues I have experienced this year are consistently rising to the surface and I fear I am not dealing with my grief properly and I have feelings of guilt that I felt before and after my Dads passing.
I would love to hear any tips or support anyone has found, whether it is a shared experience or not. Mainly around how to process but also how this has affected other families and relationships.