Monthly Archives: May 2015

For Neville

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201755567clive-james-life-and-mortality Above is a link to a NZ radio interview with Clive James an enlightening discussion on life and death matters http://www.medicinenet.com/dementia_pictures_slideshow/article.htm Because Neville likes all things related to dementia I have posted this link it is a slide show … Continue reading

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The importance of writing

While sitting here writing it seems to become easier (even with a headache), to recall events and to jot them down. While researching the Internet for new information I came across a report on a Task Force undertaken in USA…it … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Meditation

Did you know that meditation has the ability to dissolve  fears concerning death and can generate positive qualities, like the ability to increase compassion for others and increase creativity. It can also relieve stress, improve the immune system, decrease pain … Continue reading

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Dementia is a Terminal Illness 

WHO KNOWS, WHO CARES? DEMENTIA KNOWLEDGE AMONG NURSES, CARE WORKERS, AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIARobinson A, Eccleston C, Annear M, et al J Palliat Care. 2014;30:158-65 Knowledge as a Prerequisite for Care The number of people with … Continue reading

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No Second Chance 

Of all people who die, only a small minority (<10%) die suddenly and unexpectedly. Most people (>90%) die after a long period of illness, with gradual deterioration preceding an active dying phase at the end.[1] Care provided during those last … Continue reading

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Making plans for end of life care 

New Emphasis on Making Plans for End-of-life Care Emerging: Health Workers Educate Patients, FamiliesNatalie McGill Disclosures Nations Health. 2015;45(3):1,12  Thanks in part to the baby boom between 1946 and 1964, the number of U.S. adults ages 65 and older in … Continue reading

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On the matter of dying and Clive James

Clive James a well known Australian journalist that  has been given a terminal diagnosis and being a journalist has published many beautiful stories and poetry on end of life issues: here is the poem   “Japanese Maple” by Clive published … Continue reading

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