Advance Directives for Dementia vs Standard Advance Directives: What’s the difference?

Advance directives for dementia have arrived on the scene—as I highlighted in a link to a Kaiser Health News (KHN) article in the February 1st edition of my newsletter. Dementia is a serious and growing concern in our country and around the world. According to the World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia: An Analysis of Prevalence, Incidence, […]

Welcome to Dying Talks™

The following is a transcript of the first in my series of Dying Talks ™ videos—geared toward individuals who are facing end of life. Welcome to Dying Talks™. If you’re facing end of life, you may find that you don’t have anybody—or very few people—who are willing to talk with you about that. Even though […]

Hospice care vs palliative care: 2 key differences you should know

With Thanksgiving behind us, we’ve been reminded of the many things for which we’re grateful. For me, that includes hospice care and palliative care—since both have played such a significant role in my life. Since November was also National Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month (aka National Hospice Month), National Home Care and Hospice Month, […]

Dad is still with me

I love the smell of fresh lumber. When I walk into Home Depot or Lowe’s, memories of my dad come flooding back. That two-pocket apron at his waist, full of tinkling nails. The way he’d concentrate, holding his mouth a certain way when he hammered a board. The pride he took in working hard and […]

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