Archive for June, 2015

Summer Reading with Young Children

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6716837375_6899136691_mSummer is the time when many children spend time with their grandparents. It is a time when, if a grandparent has Alzheimer’s, children will become aware of cognitive changes and have many questions. One way Read More…

Remembering Our Fathers

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Jonathan Kozol wrote a reflection about his father in Saturday’s Boston Globe that is well worth the read. He describes the steady losses that Alzheimer’s disease took on his father, a renowned neuropsychiatrist. Any of us who have watched a parent decline with a dementing disease will identify with Read More…

Complexities of Health Care Proxies Part II

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Congratulations if you have designated a health care proxy. But don’t think that you are finished with the difficult work of end of life planning.

The Theoretical Versus The Actual

Most of us  will sign health care proxies while we are healthy.  We don’t have Read More…

The Complexities of Health Care Proxies – Part I

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Juhan Sonin_PicThere is a push to encourage everyone to sign a health care proxy. For good reason. Medicine is increasingly able to prolong life, but not always quality life.  Over treatment and under treatment concerns Read More…

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