Author Archives: Lucas Morgan (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“I wish, when I was first born, the first thing I said was, ‘Quote’ so the last thing I said before I died would be, ‘Unquote.'”

- Steven Wright
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Book Review: “From Here To Eternity: Traveling The World In Search Of The Good Death,” by Caitlin Doughty

Author Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to see how other cultures care for their loved ones who have died

“From Here To Eternity” by Caitlin Doughty is a fascinating look at funerary practices from around the world. Doughty, herself a funeral home owner, was inspired to witness how death is dealt with in other cultures. She wanted to show … Continue reading

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The Virtual Dementia Tour Gives A Look Into The World of Cognitive Decline

The training session simulates what it's like to live with dementia

The Virtual Dementia Tour is a kind of training seminar for caregivers who work with dementia patients, and it is rapidly gaining popularity across the country. The tour seeks to create the experience of dementia for care providers participating in … Continue reading

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“We all have to die someday, if we live long enough.”

- Dave Farber
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New Algorithm May Help To Provide Better Palliative Care

The algorithm predicts when patients may die, which can help palliative care teams to know when to intervene

The ways in which technological advancements can help to improve end-of-life care are numerous. One such breakthrough comes from Stanford University, where researchers recently developed a deep neural network algorithm to help doctors decide when to implement palliative care. The algorithm uses … Continue reading

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What Is A Coroner And What Does Their Work Entail?

An interview with Ken Holmes, former coroner for Marin County, California, Part Two

Today we conclude our conversation with Ken Holmes. Originally from Fresno, Calfornia, Ken began working with the Marin County Coroner’s Office as a death investigator in 1975. He worked there for 36 years, eventually serving as the elected coroner for … Continue reading

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