Author Archives: Marissa Abruzzini (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

YouTube Series “Molly’s Movement” Shows Us What Coping with Dementia Looks Like

Each week, a man films his mother's experiences with Lewy body dementia

Clinically speaking, Lewy body dementia, or LBD, is a brain disorder that impacts a person’s behavior, movement, memory and cognition, along with basic bodily functions like blood pressure and bladder control. But for Joey Daley, this sterile list of symptoms doesn’t … Continue reading

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Brian Eno’s “The Quiet Room” Meshes Art with Wellness

Eno uses visual art and music to make hospital stays more relaxing for patients

The sterile setting of a hospital might be the last place you’d imagine seeing an immersive, experimental work of art by Brian Eno. But this is exactly where he wanted his music and visual art to reside. Brian Eno’s “The Quiet … Continue reading

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“Life is like toilet paper: long and useful, but always ends at the wrong time.”

- Anonymous
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How Can Palliative Care Improve Quality of Life?

An interview with palliative care physician Dr. Steven Pantilat, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Steven Pantilat, a San Francisco-based healthcare professional with an expertise in palliative care. Dr. Pantilat teaches at UCSF, and consults with hospitals and other healthcare facilities on the best methods for improving communication about palliative … Continue reading

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How Do We Improve Communication About Palliative Care?

An interview with palliative care physician Dr. Steven Pantilat, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Steven Pantilat, a San Francisco-based healthcare professional with an expertise in palliative care. Dr. Pantilat teaches at UCSF, and consults with hospitals and other healthcare facilities on the best methods for improving communication about palliative … Continue reading

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A Decrease in Life Expectancy Could Impact Pensions

With more Americans dying young, retirement benefits could change

Despite many medical advances in recent decades, American’s life expectancy is on the decline. Two studies by the National Center for Health Statistics found that more Americans are dying at younger ages (under the age of 65) than in the … Continue reading

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