Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)

Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)

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.

Episodes

July 30, 2021 35 min
Have you wondered why the Everyone Dies team are working so hard at producing education about terminal illness, death, dying, and bereavement? There are probably times they wonder why themselves, but this is a group of very dedicated people!  Listen to find out!

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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.

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July 16, 2021 60 min

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.

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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.

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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.

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June 25, 2021 69 min

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.

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June 18, 2021 29 min

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.

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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.

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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.

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May 28, 2021 49 min

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!

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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.

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May 14, 2021 51 min

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.

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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.

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April 30, 2021 49 min

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.

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April 23, 2021 53 min

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.

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April 16, 2021 38 min

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.

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April 9, 2021 42 min

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.

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April 2, 2021 58 min

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.

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March 26, 2021 31 min

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!

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March 19, 2021 37 min

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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