You Can Actually Die of a Broken Heart — Here’s the Science

An antique image of a heart diagram depicting the names of the parts

My grandfather died 17 years ago in April 2002. After he passed away, my grandma came to live with us. She had severe dementia that affected her speech. She did not communicate with lucid, complete sentences. I might say “Hi, Grandma,” and she would respond with “Tippy, tippy, tippy.”