Show Some Love for Alzheimer’s Professionals & Caregivers

Valentine’s Day kicks off National Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Education Week February 14-21. This Valentine’s Day, take a moment to send warm thoughts to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, practitioners, caregivers, and family members. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) promotes a week-long education and awareness campaign each year. It can be challenging…

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Recognizing, Treating and Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caregivers of hospice and palliative patients experience significant stress, which can lead to mental and physical complications, or exacerbate existing conditions. Caregivers are often referred to as ‘hidden patients’ – though not the primary focus of the hospice or palliative team, the holistic approach to patient care taken by this specialty practice recognizes the importance…

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How to Plan a Living Funeral

Celebrate your loved one’s life with them, not without. A living funeral might sound like an oxymoron, but this type of ceremony is gaining popularity worldwide. Depending on you, your loved ones, and life circumstances, a living funeral is a thoughtful way to celebrate a life well-lived. Living funerals, or pre-funerals, are celebrations held while…

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Durable Power of Attorney vs Health Care Proxy

Durable Power of Attorney vs Health Care Proxy When it comes to your end-of-life arrangements, there’s a lot to think about. One of your worries might be leaving behind directions for your end-of-life care in case you aren’t able to make the decisions yourself. There are two documents that can give authority to your loved…

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