end of life choices

Falls are Game Changers for Older Adults

Falls are Game Changers for Older Adults

I know you have heard or seen a lot about the risk of a fall. It seems like the smallest of worries when you are dealing with concerns over personal and financial safety.  However, it looms as one thing that changes EVERYTHING for many of the clients with which I work. It was also the […]

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

For those of us caring for loved ones with dementia, we are often fighting a battle to honor their wishes and ensure the best life they can lead. My mother started joking about how we should take her out in my early 20s. I lived near my parents and saw them two and three times […]

Do I schedule the colonoscopy?

Do I schedule the colonoscopy?

When do you decide to stop following certain health care recommendations?

I’m ready to die

I’m ready to die

I’d love to have the option to choose an ending on my terms.

A Funny Video on How to Start the Conversation about End of Life Wishes

A Funny Video on How to Start the Conversation about End of Life Wishes

We avoid this conversation, but I know the guilt caregivers feel when they aren’t sure if they are doing the right thing for their loved ones. It’s time for us to start having the discussion about end of life wishes since 9 out of 10 American’s will need someone to speak on our behalf before […]

The finality of the funeral

The finality of the funeral

For those with dementia, managing the death of a loved one can be especially cruel.

How do I help Mom remember Dad is Dead?

How do I help Mom remember Dad is Dead?

There are a few ways to help a loved one with no short term memory process grief. Dementia is a cruel beast.