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Is it better to travel far to funeral or not attend if others understand?

Is it better to travel far to funeral or not attend if others understand?

Discuss with family: Atending a funeral from out of town is both a personal and family decision. Discuss this with your family to help you make a decision. ...Read more

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Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Yes: Well, it depends on the age of the child and whether they were close to the grandparent. If they didn't really know them, or are very young (too young to really understand) then no. However, children are oddly very accepting of life rituals, and they help the child come to grips with major life changes and move on. Be ready for a lot of questions though, and be honest. ...Read more

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What is effect if you do not attend a family funeral due to being far away?

What is effect if you do not attend a family funeral due to being far away?

It depends: This can be difficult for many. Funerals are a time to come together, and remember the person who has died. F you cannot be there, you miss out on this shared interaction -- which usually includes more than the funeral ceremony alone. Lots of time to be with family, for good or bad -- as everyone may not be at their best. Only you can decide what's best for you, and express it to your family. ...Read more

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Should a spouse with Alzheimer's attend the funeral of spouse?

Should a spouse with Alzheimer's attend the funeral of spouse?

Thanks for asking!: A spouse with alzheimer's disease should be able to attend the funeral of his or her spouse, unless there is concern for the safety of the living spouse or others due to extremely agitated, combative behavior. Other relatives & loved ones can help the surviving spouse feel supported & comfortable w/ the surroundings. ...Read more

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Should a 2/3 year old see his mother's dead body at her funeral to help understand better or would that do more harm than good ?

Should a 2/3 year old see his mother's dead body at her funeral to help understand better or would that do more harm than good ?

Possibly: Even 2-3 yo will have a concept of death, be it crude, and a brief viewing may help prevent issues of abandonment later. A close family member or friend that can focus on reading the reaction of the kid and leaving quickly if needed helps.Those dealing with their own grief may be less able to assist the kid.A funeral would be too much at this age. ...Read more

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At what age should children go to a funeral?

At what age should children go to a funeral?

See below: This is an individual family decision. My children went to funeral's as toddlers. It will depend upon the circumstances, who passed away, and the wishes of the parents. There is no right or wrong answer. ...Read more

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My friend and I were wondering if you think it is ok for children to go to funerals. If so, what age?

Yes: I see no problem with children attending funerals. If they are "too" small (2-4), they may just end up having "good" time at the funeral. If they are older, they may not necessarily understand what's going on, but, at least, might just stand silently. I actually believe that children must see both sides of life, not just the bright one. ...Read more

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Is it better for the family to have funeral right away or to wait for months till everyone is home if cremation?

Cremation funeral: This is a personal choice, but if you postpone cremation for months the funeral parlour will charge you for keeping the body from decomposing. ...Read more

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My friend sadly took her life after writing a will, leaving a funeral plan and driving 1000kms to a isolated forest, could she have been really ill ?

My friend sadly took her life after  writing a will, leaving a funeral plan and driving 1000kms to a isolated forest, could she have been really ill ?

Yes of course: How very sad and the loss of a valuable and precious life. It seems she had everything planned out. So may have been hard to stop her from acting out. The mind is a very fragile and yet powerful organ. It controls all. It is to bad she did not seek help to work with her and also to rule out any medical problems I am sorry for your loss. No good ever comes from such an act ...Read more

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I am attending my grandmother's funeral this week and i don't do well at funerals (at all). Is there a medication that can be prescribed to ease my anxiety and emotions so I am not a basket case?

I am attending my grandmother's funeral this week and i don't do well at funerals (at all). Is there a medication that can be prescribed to ease my anxiety and emotions so I am not a basket case?

Several: Anxiolytics are available otc. Check with your pharmacist. The ones which have been tested by fda are all sold only by prescription. Call your pcp and see if he will call this in for you for the funeral. Sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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If I donate my pancreas, will I be able to have an open casket at my funeral?

If I donate my pancreas, will I be able to have an open casket at my funeral?

Yes: With the possible exception of "face transplant donors" nearly all organ donors can have an "open casket" funeral. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to invite a doctor and Pyschologist to a funeral of a client they treated and how do you do this . Thank you?

Is it appropriate to invite a doctor and Pyschologist to a funeral of a client they treated and how do you do this . Thank you?

Grief process: It is likely that the Doctor and Psychologist know about the funeral of the client and have contacted the family , and made the decision whether to attend the funeral of the client. You can say prayer for this person, show support for the family; and be with the people who can comfort you. ...Read more

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What is airline policy for going to a funeral?

Varies: Some airlines will give you a reduced rate for tickets booked at the last minute if there has been a death in the family. It varies by airline and you may need to show proof. Check with the individual airline. ...Read more

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On average, how long will an autopsy take so one can have the funeral?

On average, how long will an autopsy take so one can have the funeral?

Depends: The process of completing all the issues related to an autopsy can take weeks. However, body can be released once the organs are removed. The removal of organs takes about an hour or two from the start of the process. ...Read more