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What are the Effects of a Stroke?

A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel is either blocked by a clot or if that blood vessel bursts. The effects of a stroke can vary greatly depending on the type of stroke, the severity, the location, the number of strokes, and the amount of time before treatment is received.
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How to Honor Your Mother at End of Life

Every year, we celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring our mothers for all the love and care they provided to us. But for many families, this is a time of sadness as they face the realities of serious illness, provide care, and prepare to say goodbye to a mother in their life.
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Dad Wants to Die at Home

According to the Stanford School of Medicine, “studies have shown that approximately 80% of Americans would prefer to die at home, if possible.” Yet, only 20% of Americans actually have this wish honored.
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How Guardianship Works

Self-determination is the important personal right of individuals to make decisions for themselves about where and how to live, how they spend their money, whether to receive medical treatment, and what type of medical treatment that should be.
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Using Social Media to Share Updates on a Dying Relative

When a loved one is terminally ill, it can feel overwhelming to be responsible for keeping the rest of their family and friends updated on their situation. Texting and calling each person individually every time there’s a change in the patient’s condition takes a lot of time and energy — both of which you might already be lacking due to the toll that grief and caregiver burnout can take on a person.
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