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Button Tree Canvas: Activities for Dementia Patients

Buttons come in all shapes and sizes – and we all seem to have a mismatched collection of them. A drawer or bowl filled with buttons that came with new clothes or fall off our old ones and get tossed aside and forgotten. Most of us will never use them for what they’re intended, so instead you can turn them into a fun activity for a loved one with dementia.
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What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

When considering the differences between hospice and palliative care, it’s easy to get confused. The two are alike in so many ways. In other ways, they are different. As a patient with life-limiting conditions, understanding these differences is key to making an informed healthcare decision.
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Creating Meaningful Moments with Your Dad

As Father’s Day approaches, families are presented with a good reminder of the importance of spending quality time with an aging parent. Too often, we let time pass us by and end up regretting not taking the time to create meaningful moments with our fathers while we still had time.
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The Longest Day - How You Can Participate

For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, every day is the longest day. Each year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association holds The Longest Day events around the world from sunrise to sunset to fundraise and honor individuals and their caregivers who are facing this disease.
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Community Helps Hospice Patient Wed

True love is forever – and when our Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Donald Henke expressed a wish to marry his longtime girlfriend Karen Slabaugh for his Gift of a Day, the whole community jumped in to make it a perfect day.