There are many ways that a family or an individual can be faced with an “end-of-life diagnosis”. Learn how to provide appropriate hospice palliative care to individuals facing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
Have you ever wondered what to say to a friend or family member who has just experienced a significant loss? In the moment, it can be difficult to find the right words to express your condolences. But the fact remains that you should still say something to express your sympathy and show your support.
This year, May 5th to the 11th marks the nineteenth annual Hospice Palliative Care Week – our time to celebrate and share achievements of hospice palliative care throughout the nation, while also shedding some light on areas needing improvement.
Death has become a very difficult subject for many to discuss in modern society. It’s a part of every person’s life, and yet we don’t receive much education in that area, and many people find it challenging to even find someone to talk to about it, when the time comes.
When someone you love has died, it raises all kinds of issues and questions that can be difficult to process. After the initial period of shock there is often a period of strong and conflicting emotional responses which include anger, sadness, guilt, denial and depression.
Hospice Quinte is pleased to announce Ross McDougall, CEO of McDougall Insurance, and John Williams, President of Williams Hotels, as Co-Chairs of the Heart & Home Building Campaign.
Grief can come from many sources, and not all of them are either obvious, or predicable. While many families suffer as they deal with health issues and stress related to cancer, heart disease or dementia, others have no time to consider how their lives may be about to change.
In the digital age, the world seems in many ways to be smaller than ever before. We are constantly bombarded by images and sounds of tragedies from our own backyard, across the province, in other parts of Canada, south of the border in the U.S., and in distant nations around the globe.