We’ve all read the stories or had a personal experience with not being allowed to see loved ones who are in the hospital, a nursing home, or assisted living facility. Especially heart wrenching is not being able to gather around when a loved one is dying or to honor them afterward.
Are you an extrovert or introvert? Supposedly extroverts are having the hardest time dealing with being isolated. Not necessarily so. Here’s Jen Dimond’s story.
Have you ever wanted to say something to someone who is grieving but don’t? You can’t find the right words so you say nothing. In the final segment of Living with Grief, we get some loving words of advice from several people who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
The definition of grief is deep sorrow, but not all people feel it when a significant person in their life dies. They may feel relief, sadness about what never was, shame, anger, guilt, or nothing at all. In part four of Living with Grief, we talk about such feelings and what is called disenfranchised grief.
Jackie Conn’s husband Tim died February 18, 2018, after suffering a massive stroke. They were always there for each other. Now she often feels as if she’s drifting. I don’t even know who I am anymore, she told me. Jackie shares her story in part two of Living with Grief.
Ten years ago, Hospice of Southern Maine opened the doors to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House — a look back.
When you have a terminal illness, it can feel as if your life is out of control. Pamela Tapley discovered that with palliative care it’s possible to regain some of that control.
People are starting to see that they have options and that they can make good choices at the end of life. They’re looking at how to spend their last days.
Why palliative care is so important, not only for a seriously ill patient but for the entire family. A conversation with palliative care specialist Dr. Diane Meier.
December first is my father’s birthday. He would have been 88 years old. December 10 will mark the sixth anniversary of his death. Army Lt. Col. Robert Alphonso Swett, Jr. Yes, I am a proud daughter and yes, I miss him terribly. But, I am not here to recount the significant accomplishments he achieved during […]