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Foster Parent Only Takes in Terminally Ill Foster Children

Mohamed Bzeek has cared for many children whose lives were cut short

Most people will not take in foster children at any time in their lives. It’s a difficult thing to care for a child for most of their life, only to see them leave (possibly forever) once they become an adult. … Continue reading

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People with Developmental Disabilities Have Few Options When Caretakers Die

Many states lack the resources to help family caretakers

In the United States, most people who have serious developmental disabilities receive care from their loved ones at home. But when a caretaker dies, they often have no one to care for them. They typically go to an institution, where … Continue reading

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How Do You Stay Active with Alzheimer’s? An Interview with Patricia Ris, Part One

Patricia Ris of Memory Care Cafe talks about how to stay healthy while you are in the early stages of this disease

Today SevenPonds speaks with Patricia Ris, the program director and founder of Memory Care Cafe. Her San Francisco-based program teaches people with Alzheimer’s how to stay involved in their communities and maintain an active lifestyle. The group focuses on people … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Choosing Hospice Care

Why a nonprofit hospice may be a more sensible option when choosing end-of-life palliative care

What if you’ve cared for terminally ill loved ones until your resources have been exhausted? You are exhausted too, having taken on a role of a nurse while grieving over the impending loss. Finally a decision is reached to find … Continue reading

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What’s the Link Between Wisdom & Alzheimer’s in Old Age? An Interview with Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony talks about fostering wisdom and growth in the midst of dementia and old age

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Laura Anthony, a public health professional living in Bradenton, Florida. Laura earned her Bachelor’s in Health Science from SUNY Cortland in 1985, and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continue reading

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What is Contemplative Care? An Interview with Jennifer Block

Jennifer Block teaches us how to cope with grief through Mindfulness Meditation and other Zen practices

Today SevenPonds speaks with Jennifer Block, an interfaith minister and Buddhist Chaplain who has dedicated her life to providing spiritual guidance for people in crisis. She is returning to teach the 2014 Contemplative Caregiver Course at the San Francisco Zen Center, which … Continue reading

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