Posted on August 31, 2016Growing up with a brother with special needs was both a challenge and a blessing to me. While I was often a reluctant caregiver, this experience taught me how to identify and face grief and loss as a necessary part of life.
Blog: Hospice Views - August 2016
Posted on August 26, 2016 in Gift of a DayThere's a reason they say "all dogs go to heaven" - because the joy they bring our patients is a true blessing. Recently, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care created a special dog-themed Gift of a Day event for 93-year-old Ruth Ledwith.
Posted on August 25, 2016 in Coping with GriefNot too long ago a little boy named Ben died of an aggressive brain tumor. Ben’s mom, also mother to his identical twin brother and younger sisters, blogged about Ben and the family; about hope and grief. Blue4Ben became a trending topic, the city of Buffalo lit the Peace Bridge blue (the color Ben wore to distinguish him from his brother, Jack), and prayer chains ensued.
Posted on August 18, 2016 in Coping with GriefDepression is a serious disease. Grief is part of the human condition. Let’s give each the appropriate care and treatment.
Posted on August 16, 2016 in Caregiving TipsFamily history has always been important. Births and deaths carefully recorded in family Bibles. Intricate family trees traced across generations.
Posted on August 10, 2016 in Dementia CraftsShort-term memory loss is often cited as the first warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. As the disease progresses, more and more memories may be lost including the names and faces of the people the individual loves most.