Tag Archives: Dying

Transforming Living While Dying with Dementia

A true story of letting go of the old and embracing the new

Dying has a way of transforming living, sometimes in powerful ways. I usually consider dying with dementia a double whammy – first the existential death of the person you once knew, and finally the physical death. Letting go and accepting a … Continue reading

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“Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table’s ready.'”

- Robin Williams
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Tube Feedings at the End of Life

For those who are dying, tube feedings provide more burden than benefit

When a person begins to eat less, lose weight and have difficulty swallowing, the issue of using tube feedings to optimize nutrition and safety often arises. For their intended use, tube feedings can be a benefit. Their intended use is … Continue reading

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How Can We Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse?

An interview with Helen Karr, an attorney who specializes in advocating for the elderly: Part Two

In the second portion of this two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks to Helen Karr, a former supervisor of beauty salons who now advocates for the elderly community. At age 65, Karr went back to school to become an attorney after hearing about … Continue reading

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“Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran

Sheeran shares an intimate experience of loss in his new album, "Divide"

English singer, songwriter and record producer Ed Sheeran just released his new album, “Divide,” this past March. The musical genre of the album is pop. However, Sheeran decided to include an emotional tribute to his grandmother in one of the songs. Titled … Continue reading

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How Can People Become Organ Donors?

An Interview with Deanna Santana, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Deanna Santana, the director of public relations for Sierra Donor Services. SDS is a nonprofit organization located in Sacramento, California that coordinates organ and tissue donations in parts of Northern California and Nevada. Her inspiring story … Continue reading

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