Sunday, May 5, 2013

Caregiving and Hospice, April 28 - May 4, 2013

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

'Big C' consultant Dr. Vijay Trisal on Palliative Care, « Los Angeles Times

Outstanding! The American Nurse: As Real As It Gets, « Medscape (free registration is required to view)

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology, « New York Times

Medivizor: personalized medical information at your fingertips, « Caregiving Cafe Blog

Deathbed Singers, Threshold Choirs, Grow To Comfort Sick And Dying, « Huff Post Religion

Camp H.O.P.E: Horses help heal, give hope, « The Sand Mountain Reporter

“Sundowning” – What is it, and how do I manage the symptoms? « Caring with Confidence

Fantastic Video for Family and Staff to Understand Dementia, Alzheimers and Caregiving, « Alzheimer's Speaks Blog

Slideshow honoring therapy-dog volunteers in hospice presented by Torrye J DeVitto during Volunteer Week, « YouTube

Convincing Your Parent to Move to Assisted Living, «

AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer shares some ideas for having difficult conversations, « YouTube

Power to the People via Family Caregiving Coalitions, Caregiver Support Groups, « AARP Blog

Ben's Friends: Patient Support Communities for People with Rare Diseases,

New Senior Living Directory Announced by Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), powered by, « Who Moved My Dentures? Essential Information for Boomers on Healthcare, Aging and Caregiving

How Not to Die: Angelo Volandes's low-tech, high-empathy plan to revolutionize end-of-life care, « The Atlantic, by Jonathan Rauch

Practical Tips for Caregivers: Helping Someone You Love at the End of Life, « CaringWise

Hospice cards: Greeting Card Universe Steps Up, « Regina Holliday's Medical Advocacy Blog

Raising Palliative Care Awareness Through Film Screenings, « Pallimed

Statement from San Diego Hospice President & CEO re: sale of renowned Hillcrest campus, « San Diego Hospice

Signs that Death is Near, « The Last Visit

Caregivers offered comfort, support, « The Miami Herald

Canine ‘volunteer’ provides emotional support at hospice, « Wichita Eagle

FAST Stroke Detection: Resources to Help You Be Prepared, « SevenPonds Blog

Senior Moments: Sooner or Later (we all will die), « The Sentinel 

Touching story of caregiving for dad: Caring for the “Boss Man” in hospice, « Caring with Confidence

Palliative care helps patients not ready for hospice, « Tampa Bay Times

Kate Middleton Speaks for Children's Hospice Week, « US Weekly
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