In the world before COVID 19, many of us envisioned or had the experience of saying goodbye in person to a dying loved. However, since the… Read More »Endpaper: Saying Goodbye Long Distance to Someone Who’s Dying
The first thing people would say upon meeting my father was, “Just how tall are you, anyway?” I suggested he hand out cards saying, “I’m… Read More »Why Deny Someone Comfort and Control at the End of Their Life? by Laura E. Kelly
Well, 2020 you were something. A year not many of us could have predicted and a year that held greater ups and downs than many… Read More »Holding Space and Hanging On to 2020 by Claudia Maniatis
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