Posted on August 2, 2018 in Dementia CraftsCrafts for dementia patients are more than just an exercise to keep them busy. These creative activities stimulate the brain, stir memories, and can provide an opportunity for connection.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2018
Posted on August 1, 2018 in Coping with GriefThere is no quick and easy way to handle the loss of a loved one. Losing a spouse, friend, sibling, or parent is one of hardest challenges we must tackle in life, and everyone reacts to and copes with grief differently.
Posted on August 1, 2018 in Caregiving TipsChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease with a slow, progressive obstruction of airflow to or from the lungs. Individuals with COPD experience shortness of breath, wheezing, and a chronic cough. These symptoms are often exacerbated by extreme weather conditions – especially during periods of high humidity.
Posted on August 1, 2018 by in Hospice EducationI first met Jonathan when he was in his 20s. At the time, he had been diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer. It had spread to his brain. He’d had a stroke. He had had brain surgery. And radiation. And chemo.
Posted on July 26, 2018 in Hospice EducationTreating patients with dignity and respect is one of the core tenets of healthcare. This is true regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
Posted on July 25, 2018 in Caregiving TipsThroughout life – this time of year especially – staying hydrated is key to good health. The body uses water to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. When it loses water in the processes of breathing, sweating, and digestion, it must rehydrate by intaking fluids.