Posted on January 22, 2020 in Hospice EducationOne of the great truths of life is that no one lives forever. Yet no one wants to talk about it. A Beginner’s Guide to the End by BJ Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger pushes past the stigmas and misconceptions to offer practical advice on how to prepare for death before the reader ever receives a diagnosis for themselves or a loved one.
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Posted on January 15, 2020 in Dementia CraftsSensory stimulation has been shown to benefit patients with dementia. In particular, studies have shown that tactile stimulation can increase feelings of trust and relaxation in patients with dementia while giving caregivers a positive way to interact with their patient or loved one.
Posted on January 11, 2020In hospice and palliative care, we never know who our patients will be. Kasey Hilliard, Director of Outreach Programs for the Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, recently shared, “As some of you may know, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Lenexa, KS had the opportunity to care for someone well known. A celebrity. Little did the caregivers in Lenexa know at the time what would be the outcome of the great care they gave. The family asked for donations be made to the Crossroads Kids Camp.”
Posted on January 10, 2020 in Caregiving TipsThroughout the chaos of the holidays, all you wanted was a moment to catch your breath and relax. Now the holidays are over and you have that chance, so why are you feeling so sad?
Posted on January 9, 2020 in Palliative CareEmbracing and loving one’s body, despite its imperfections or changing conditions, is the idea behind body positivity. Once a fringe social movement that began in the 1960s as a way to challenge societal norms around body types, this concept has now become so mainstream that it’s the inspiration behind countless television commercials, ad campaigns, and social media hashtags.