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5 Gifts for the Terminally Ill

"Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.” — Thomas Edison When a loved one has a terminal illness, the most precious gift you can give is your time. Little moments spent holding hands, sharing stories and sitting together are memories you’ll have for a lifetime and will be treasured by your loved one. The five gifts listed below are just a few ideas for how you can enhance this time together.
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Physicians: Give the Gift of Comfort This Holiday Season

The holidays—no matter which ones you celebrate—are a time for festivity and family. That’s why it can be hard when you’re working with a terminally ill patient. Everyone wants to be home for the holidaysand enjoy being there. Crossroads Hospice helps patients and families experience less stress and more quality time all year round, but at this very special time of year, we know how important it is for families to be together. Healthcare providers can give the gift of comfort by referring their terminally ill patients to Crossroads.
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Five Gifts for a Loved One with Dementia

Finding the perfect gift can be a daunting task, but when you're shopping for a loved one with dementia, there’s an additional element to the challenge. You might think to yourself, “Will he still enjoy this?” or “He’s changed so much - what makes him happy now?” It doesn’t have to be hard, though. Just remember: your loved one with dementia is just a regular person and still has wants and needs just like the rest of us.

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Crafting with Dementia Patients: Thanksgiving Fun

Thanksgiving is a time for young and old to gather together to feast on traditional American foods like turkey and cranberry sauce, while taking the time to relax and enjoy being with each other. For a loved one with dementia, the event can be fun and festive, but it can also be stressful since it changes their routine for the day.