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End of Life

Forget “Remember”, is for the care provider of someone living with dementia.  This book is focused on maintaining the Quality of Life, an optimistic and loving support style, and a focus on respecting the dignity of their patient. Read more

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Healthcare in America is not healthcare it is a $3.5 trillion industry where the legacy players--hospitals, physician groups, BigPharma and insurance companies... Read more

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The I’ll Have It God’s Way six-session Bible study is designed to be used with a small group. However, you can use it personally or engage your family as a group. Read more

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An essential roadmap for helping the dying cope, and the tools for understanding and compassion. A reflective, even counterintuitive look at the journey at life’s end. Read more

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I’m dying! Not today, but soon—the reports are in, not documents, but body language. My body speaks when lounging in the recliner is too exhausting and bed seems to be the only relief and waking up is a jolt; my dreams were sweet with the vibrancy o Read more

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I recently had to assist my 78 and 82 year old aunt and uncle, respectively, who were dealing with some pretty typical issues – fear of losing independence, an awkward reliance on family members and their changing status in their own community. Read more

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When we think of grief, we generally think of the process and feelings we experience after someone dies. In reality we begin this process on the day someone we love is diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Read more

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Too often families do not like to talk about issues surrounding death, dying and funerals. Why should they ask? Soon enough we all will have to deal with these issues. So what’s wrong with waiting till the need arises? Read more

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Hospice seeks to “de-institutionalize” the dying experience and provide a more humane system of care for those who have received a terminal diagnosis of six months or less. Read more

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This week marked the 26th anniversary of my dad’s passing. Although, I would always rather celebrate a loved one’s birthday than the day they passed away, this anniversary allows me an opportunity to talk of something that I have never discussed Read more

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“I’m too ornery to die; I’m going to stick around forever to make everyone else’s life miserable.” Those were the only words of wisdom I had that alluded to her last wishes. Read more

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Advance directives are meant to give the loved one the ability to say what they prefer should they be in a position where they are unable to speak for themselves. Read more

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At the end stages of life, do not underestimate the loved one’s need for spiritual growth and care Read more

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Commonly used terms when talking about end-of-life matters Read more

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When you lose a loved one, it can be hard to do much of anything, but life must go on. Read more

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At the age of 56, my husband of 25 years was diagnosed with end-stage emphysema. Read more

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Caregiving in America is in great demand, from adult foster home owners offering familiar surroundings, to assisted living center staff patrolling hallways to answer assist request buzzers and lights. Read more

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“How is Hospice a good thing?” a prospective client had asked me. Read more

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Tips for Injecting Living into Dying Every day a daughter or son somewhere, or a sister or brother or parent, gets the news that a cherished loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Read more

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