A thoughtful exploration of everything about life-limiting illness, dying, and death. Everyone Dies is a nonprofit organization with the goal to educate the public about the processes associated with dying and death, empower regarding options and evidence-based information to help them guide their care, normalize dying, and reinforce that even though everyone dies, first we live, and that every day we are alive is a gift.
How do we handle change? There are a lot of situations besides serious illness and death of a loved one that puts us in situations where change is required from us. Listen to our guest as his positive attitude is an inspiration! Be sure to visit the site for links of Keith singing.
What is it like to have a stroke?? Find out as we interview Janet Douglas about her experiences and challenges of rehabilitation after a right-sided stroke.? Learn about this type of stroke of how it affects the body.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an interstitial lung disease (ILD) that does not have a known cause. People have symptoms of worsening difficulty breathing, worsening lung function, and poor outcomes. There is no treatment, but lung transplant can help manage the symptoms of difficulty breathing. Stevan shares his courageous journey with the disease, and things he has learned about life since his diagnosis.
How can we make the end of life meaningful, retaining dignity, honor, respect, and esteem? We discuss a concept called Dignity in Care - practical ideas and tools to support a culture of compassion and respect throughout the health care system - and interview Dr. Harvey Chochinov, who developed a Dignity Therapy program in Manitoba that is replicated worldwide.
The FDA recently approved a new drug (Aduhlem) for Alzheimer's, but is it really of benefit? What are the risks? Learn more about the background of clinical trials, the FDA approval, and things you need to consider if you or a loved one has Alzheimer's Disease.
End-of-life doulas (also called midwives) are similar to birth midwives - they advise and advocate for a client's wishes; in this case, how they perceive a "good death." We also interview Linda Barnard, an end-of-life doula living in southern California. Learn about doulas and their role in our healthcare system.
Today we are talking with a Lucy Morganstern, a pet doula. Pet doulas complement end of life care for a pet, supporting both the animals and their owners with compassionate care, and help the owners memorialize the pet when they die. Listen to learn more about Lucy's work and what a pet doula can offer you.
Have you had a loved one who communicate with you after their death? In this episode we explore after death communications (ADC) - direct contact from someone who has died.
Whether you or a loved one have a colostomy because of bowel inflammation, infection, injury, or cancer, learn about how to not just manage a colostomy, but inspiration to thrive with one!
Research indicates the environment can be at least as important as medications for managing dementia. Interventions will differ depending on the cause and stage of the disease. Learn all about what holistic options are shown to make a difference and how to use it in your situation.
What are the "normal stages of grieving" and how long do they last? The five-stage model is outdated and misunderstood. Listen to learn more about what grief is and how we heal.
It's hard to move on after a partner dies. When do you start dating again? How do you know it is time? How do you avoid scams? These are questions we answer in this week's episode on entering the dating scene again.
How do you take care of the caregiver?? As the pandemic stretches onward, nurses who were already short-manned are struggling with fatigue, complicated grief, and burnout.? We talk about some of the challenges, self-care measures, and how we as a community can support our bedside heroes.
Do miracles happen? Nancy had a growth in her bladder and was sent for surgery. When the surgeon opened her up to remove it, it was gone. The surgeon said it was one of the healthiest bladders he had ever seen. So, where did the tumor go? Listen to Nancy's story and more.
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease develop slowly over several years, and can include shaking, stiffness, difficulty with walking, balance and coordination. Marianne shares what is known about the disease, symptoms, and current treatment.
Lewy Body Disease (LBD) is the second most common form of dementia, caused by protein deposits in the brain. Learn about how LBD affects the body and the course of the disease.
The death of a child is a life-altering event for parents, leading to grief that is individual, intense, and long lasting. The death of a child goes against the “natural” order of life. The young are supposed to outlive the old. It radically changes future dreams as well as parents' present roles. We talk more about why it is so hard, and things that can help.
Marianne is out this week to rest her voice. Charlie stepped in to do a newsreel-style episode full of information on scams, magic mushrooms, Alzheimer's and dementia (even for pets!), preparation, poems, and can't-miss shows and movies!
Writing an obituary can be a challenge. An obituary is the story of a life - and writing one is an important way to honor and celebrate that life. Where do you start? We have some tips on ways to memorialize a loved one (or yourself) in an incredible way.
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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