Shock and denial usually manifest themselves in the days right after a traumatic event such as losing a loved one. The mind triggers a protective reaction to distressing events in this stage. One could experience numbness, displaying hardly any tears or feelings. Your parents could briefly deny reality due to the disbelief that goes along with this. Even though it's confusing to observe, this behaviour is quite common.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Trouble processing
  • Does not acknowledge the passing of their loved one
  • Feeling numb with no tears and no emotions
  • Denial of reality or Disbelief


Now is the moment to be supportive emotionally.

  • Allow your parent some privacy while reassuring them of your support.
  • Be available as a resource.
  • They can start to process reality if they have someone to talk to.

How Online Counselling can be helpful?

Online therapy may be immediately helpful in a crisis, the faster you get the right help, the sooner you can fix the issue. By continuing and acting as if nothing is wrong, nobody gains anything. We have more to disentangle as a result of the more negative emotions we suppress.

Consider online geriatric counselling as a tool to evaluate an elderly's emotional and mental health instead. In this manner, it will be simple to spot problems and we will be able to resume our work much more quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

One typical side effect of grieving is confusion. This can be more severe in older people and also involve forgetfulness, confusion, and disarray.
Because natural loss happens more frequently as a person matures, older adults experience grief more frequently than younger adults or children. Elderly people frequently lose their spouses, as well as peers, neighbours, acquaintances, brothers, and cousins.
After the funeral service, these emotions might linger for days, months, and occasionally even years. Avoiding thought is among some of the ways some individuals respond to discomfort. The urge to "simply move on" can make the impulse to do this much stronger.
To facilitate a healthy grieving process for an aged person consider online geriatric counselling with a geriatric counsellor having expertise in elder care.

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