Mr. C. had been a farmer, as he put it, “all my life.” He grew up on a farm and only left the farm during the years he served in the military during World War II. He summarized his recollection
Grief is exhausting.
In addition to the various emotions that come with grief, we may also notice other changes, including physical and mental stress. Things that used to be easy might feel more difficult. Grief impacts our entire being, which can
Palliative care is also known as supportive care. Many people believe it is the same as hospice care and it means end of life, but it is different. Palliative care offers medical and related treatment towards living as well and
For my family, it happened during New Year’s Day supper. In one moment, we were gathering for a light meal to celebrate the New Year as a family, and two hours later I was meeting with an emergency department physician,
There are many ways to make sense of the sometimes overwhelming, often bewildering experience of grief. We know that grief is a universal human response to loss — we all grieve. We also know that grief is highly personal —
As a caregiver, it is important to pay attention to the nutrition of your loved one. Malnutrition is a serious senior health issue. Look for the warning signs and help your loved one avoid poor nutrition.
A diet lacking in nutrients
Sometimes we make too big a deal out of it. So big, in fact, that we make it easy to put off. Maybe it seems too difficult to understand what advance directives even are; maybe it is overly complex medically;
The girls and I recently became hooked on a new TV show on NBC called This Is Us. Although my kids can watch a 12-episode series in a weekend’s time, I don’t often have the inclination to sit that still
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer caused by a long-term exposure to asbestos, presenting common and unique challenges for a caregiver.
There is no definitive cure for mesothelioma, but recent therapeutic advancements can overcome the gloom-and-doom prognosis that once accompanied
That is all I can say, that is all I can think.
Twenty years. That is a long time ago, and yet the events of that day 20 years ago feels like yesterday. I can still remember everything so vividly,