For many, bereavement is one of the hardest things to go through. Whether you've lost someone to a stroke suddenly or over time, death as a result of stroke can be very difficult to cope with. Losing a loved one as a result of stroke affects people in a different ways and can cause an array of different emotions.
Your experience of grief will be completely unique to you. However there are some thoughts and feelings that have been identified as common in any experience of grief – not just after a death. Your feelings may include: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. There is no set period of time for grieving.
We have lots of information on bereavement and stroke to hopefully help during this sad time.
If you need someone to talk to because a loved one has died or is very ill after a stroke, contact our Helpline. Our trained Helpline professionals can give ideas on where to get practical help and emotional support. They also offer a listening ear for anyone affected by stroke.