Writing Through Caregiving and Loss

The Benefits of Journal Writing Through Caregiving and Loss

Dorothy Sander CareGiving, Depression, End of Life Leave a Comment

  Caring for an aging parent for many people is a stressful, demanding and exhausting period of time. It can consume our time, attention and emotional energy as we cope with our loved one(s) needs. Mired in extra chores, doctor’s visits, medical decisions and family dynamics, added to the demands of our own lives, we are stretched thin. When we …

Coping with the loss of a parent

Coping with the Loss of a Parent: Beyond the 5 Stages to Action!

Dawn Allcot CareGiving, Depression, End of Life Leave a Comment

  If you recently lost a loved one, you may have encountered information about the five stages of grief. Swiss Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced the stages in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, identifying them as: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The stages may occur in any order, even concurrently. Her research says you may skip some stages, …

Hospice 101

Hospice 101: A Beginner’s Guide for Patient’s and their Families

Shannon Collier End of Life, Health Care, Hospice Leave a Comment

A Hospice beginner’s guide for patient’s and their families The diagnosis of a terminal illness is traumatic to both a patient and their loved ones. Whether it is from an illness that progressed slowly like Alzheimer’s or dementia, or one that might have been unresponsive to traditional treatment like cancer or heart disease, when a physician determines that a patient’s …