The 2020 holiday season will inevitably be linked to loss. The loss of being able to gather with friends and family. The loss of shared… Read More »Endpaper: Coping with Grief During the Holidays
Who would gaze at a painting filled with flowers and sunshine and people at their leisure, both young and old, and see sadness and “the… Read More »Falling into a Picasso: Flower seller by Ann Hutton
The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people much more aware of health concerns. Over the past months the media and medical providers have been reminding… Read More »Endpaper: A COVID CLAUSE FOR YOUR LIVING WILL?
In 2018 a new Advance Directive document was developed specifically for individuals diagnosed with dementia and those who, because of family history, are at high… Read More »Endpaper: Advance Directive for People with Dementia
A few days ago, I got an email from a friend of mine in Denmark, telling me that her mother was dying and would I… Read More »Words Written to Ease the Passing of My Friend’s Dying Mother by Mitch Ditkoff
In the past, death occurred naturally when a person stopped breathing or their heart stopped beating. In time, however, newer medical interventions were developed that… Read More »Endpaper: Understanding “Do Not Resuscitate”
How do you introduce a child to the esoteric concept of death? You probably don’t unless a granny or an uncle dies, or perhaps just… Read More »Book Review: Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch