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Strategies for Coping with a Terminal Illness

Posted on January 2, 2019


patientWhen a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it is common to experience feelings of sadness, anger, fear and even numbness. This can be a confusing time for both the patient and his or her loved ones. Although there is no one “right” way to cope with a terminal diagnosis, this guide will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare during this difficult time.

Understanding Terminal Illness
A terminal illness is a disease or condition that cannot be cured, and that will likely lead to the patient’s death. Some of the most common terminal illnesses ca...


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Thanksgiving in the Land of Dementia

Posted on December 1, 2018


windowThe drive from Monessen, PA to Cincinnati, OH, is a relatively easy one consisting of 278 miles of mostly unscenic highway portal-to-portal. It is a particularly dreary drive this year, although it is difficult to tell whether that dreariness derives from the already barren trees and foliage visible from the interstate, or is merely a reflection of my melancholy mood.

I restlessly listen to some radio news, to some music, to some of my current Audible book, but my mind wanders from the sounds emanating from my speakers to thoughts of what to expect on this Tha...


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Bereavement Fares

Posted on November 6, 2018


airport Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, but being far away when a family member dies can be an added sense of stress and grief. Choosing between paying an expensive flight ticket and being with your family is a decision that no one deserves to make. Here are a few strategies that can minimize the burden and help you be prepared when such situations arise.

Finding the Best Flight Options
Not long ago, most airlines offered discounted airfares to passengers with a family emergency, such as the death of a family member. Unfortunately, bereavement fares are not...


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Hospice Care, Comfort Care, & Palliative Care

Posted on October 1, 2018


comfort care Hospice Care, Comfort Care, and Palliative Care: If you are helping a loved one through the end-of-life process, chances are you’ve heard these terms before. It may seem doctors and caregivers use these terms almost interchangeably. But what do they actually mean? And how are they different? Understanding what each of them means will empower you to speak out about the precise level of care your loved one wants and needs.

Hospice Care
Put plainly, hospice care is for people in the dying process. Generally, a person must be considered to be terminal or within six months ...


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