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Blog: Hospice Views - 2019

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Touching End-of-Life Stories About Cancer Patients

No one ever wants cancer to touch their family. It can be a painful journey through chemotherapy, radiation, and reoccurrence. However, there can also be moments of great joy in the face of such adversity. The Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Gift of a Day program has given patients and their families facing cancer some beautiful end-of-life stories.
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Garden Stones: Activities for Dementia Patients

Gardening is a wonderful, stress-reducing activity for a loved one with dementia that provides exercise and mental stimulation benefiting both them and their caregivers. By working in the garden together, family caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s can improve their connection and level of engagement.
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End-of-Life Rallying: What is Terminal Lucidity?

As patients reach the end of life's journey, there are many unexpected feelings and occurrences that can arise for them, their caregivers, and their loved ones. Terminal lucidity is an end-of-life phenomenon that has left many families and caregivers puzzled.
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Making Memories at End of Life

“The moments we share are the memories we keep forever.” If you had one year left to live, how would you spend it? What about one month? Or one week? When most people are asked this question, they don’t talk about finishing up a project at work or buying new furniture. They talk about spending time doing what they love with the people that mean the most to them.
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Signs of Late-Stage Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with one in five Americans developing skin cancer in their lifetime. The most common skin cancers are basal cell skin cancers and squamous cell skin cancers. Both tend to appear in sun-exposed areas, especially the head and neck, and both respond well to treatment and rarely spread to other parts of the body. The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma.
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