Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Top 10 Music Playlist for Your Loved One with Dementia

Nineteenth century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Crossroads Hospice Chaplain David Heineman shares this philosophy: “It touches the soul in many different ways,” he says. “Music is the universal language.”
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Grief Recovery Group Supports a Long-Time Member

Four years ago, Crossroads Hospice met the Charpie family. At age 45, Jerry Charpie, a Missouri state football record holder and wrestling supporter, was diagnosed with cancer and he passed away eight short weeks later. His wife Tammy had already gone through her own battle with cancer, and following Jerry’s death, she suffered a heart attack.
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Penguin Doorstop: A Craft for Dementia Patients

When winter’s chill is upon us, it can be hard for a caregiver to get a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia out of the house. With shorter days and less opportunities to spend time outdoors, cabin fever can easily develop. Prevent it from happening with this engaging Penguin Doorstop craft.