Posted on August 5, 2020 in Hospice EducationVaccines play a key role in preventing serious illness over the course of our lives. This remains true in our senior years – including when facing a chronic or terminal illness. Most people began receiving vaccinations as children to prevent illnesses including diphtheria, measles, mumps, polio, smallpox, tetanus, and whooping cough. Over the years, others were developed including vaccines to prevent hepatitis A and B, influenza, and chicken pox. Thanks to these vaccines, smallpox has been eradicated and polio is no longer in transmission in the United States.
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Posted on July 16, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingMost people have heard about Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but unless you are affected by the condition, you may not know much about the diagnosis, symptoms, and potential treatments. As of March of last year, researchers estimated the number of Americans diagnosed with MS to be 1 million. Not only that, but women are three times more likely to be diagnosed than men.
Posted on July 15, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingMany people wish they could write a memoir or record a loved one’s stories, but getting started can be intimidating. Writer Jessica Burch demystifies the experience, helping families using a process she calls “life writing.”