Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic disease that is treatable, but not curable, manageable, but not always completely controllable, can be a devastating experience. There frequently is an immediate sense of being threatened, not only [Read more…]
Loneliness, loss of identity and lack of intimacy are constant companions of long-term caregivers. Not surprisingly, some seek to meet their emotional and sexual needs outside marriage. In this article from Aging Today, the bimonthly magazine [Read more…]
I remember attending my first funeral. I’m pretty sure it was toward the close of elementary school, maybe a little earlier, perhaps a little later.
Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times, examines a new British approach to end-of-life care, called the “Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient,” in his October 7 op-ed column, “How to [Read more…]