After an older person dies, his brother, who has a history of alcohol abuse, upsets the family by going on a drinking binge instead of attending the funeral.What is the best description of the brother’s behaviour?

The brother is experiencing disenfranchised grief.

The health care provider feels that an older female adult has about six weeks to live.After two months, the family remains at the bedside but, in the last few days, they have become increasingly impatient and irritable.This pattern is least indicative of which of the following statements?

The family desires that the patient be relieved of her misery.

Which of the following statements about loss in older adulthood is true?

Referring to the deceased in the past tense can acknowledge the death’s reality.