August 31, 2016

Anticipatory grief- the feelings of loss experienced before the physical loss of a loved one.  The grief that occurs when someone you know is diagnosed with a terminal illness, has a disability that impairs their ability to thrive, or simply begins to age and decline....

August 11, 2016

Elephant in the Room by Terry Kettering

There's an elephant in the room.

It is large and squatting, so it is hard to get around it.

Yet we squeeze by with, "How are you?" and "I'm fine," and a thousand other forms of trivial chatter.

We talk about the weather. We talk abou...

August 2, 2016

I recently watched the TED talk by Nancy Berns.  In her talk, Nancy discusses the difficulty we have within our society in discussing and accepting the feelings that surround grief.  Grief is messy.  Life is messy.  Perhaps the real problem is that we like to package u...

August 2, 2016

There are 47.5 million people living with dementia; each year there are 7.7 million new cases.  People living with advanced stage dementia have an increased need for assistance in self-care, difficulty walking, and difficulty recognizing friends and family, among other...

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