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Rob Lowe on Having ‘The Talk’ With Your Parents

Editor’s note: This article is part of a year-long project about aging well, planning for the changes that aging brings and shaping how society thinks about aging. This article appeared previously on MarketWatch.

I grew up with Rob Lowe and his movies and TV work. From The Outsiders and St. Elmo’s Fire to his roles on The West Wing and Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe has been the handsome and dynamic face of a generation.

Barely a boomer, at 50 years of age, Lowe is like so many of us — he has thrived, struggled and re-created himself. As successful as Lowe has been, he has encountered many of the situations we all have. That includes the need to speak with both our own children and our aging parents about their financial matters, as well as ensuring that our own financial situations are sound. (Watch him talk about becoming an empty nester here.)

Helping Mom Led Lowe to Help Others
It was Lowe’s personal experiences that led him to sit down with me and discuss the need for families to have the “conversations that matter” about topics of later life, including long-term care.
Lowe just completed an educational video series with Maria Shriver for Genworth Financial that focuses on families having these types of conversations.


Maria Shriver Doesn’t Pull Her Punches When Talking about Alzheimer’s and Caregiving!

Another jewel and insight regarding the importance of having a well documented medical directive for your loved ones. LIVE knowing that you made the right suggestions regarding your medical treatment – so your loved ones don’t have to.

Maria Shriver, public figure and executive producer of The Alzheimer’s Project, has had a personal connection with Alzheimer’s disease. She has experienced the frustration, distress, and regret that comes with dealing with the disease. She says that while she has the ability to generate attention and awareness she is striving to make a difference for the Alzheimer’s community.

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The 2 Truths I’ve Learned After Working Decades In Hospice

We came across this article and felt that it posed a compelling argument why our medical directive is so important.  It is not just for those leaving, but those left behind.

After spending hours at the bedside of my precious Grandma Daisy, I stepped out of her room to make a brief telephone call. At that moment, Grandma Daisy died.

For years thereafter, guilt nagged at me that I had abandoned her to die alone. When I began working in hospice, I witnessed similar experiences as family members took a quick coffee break or stepped outside for fresh air and returned minutes later to find that death had arrived.

My perspective changed after I had a conversation with a veteran hospice nurse who suggested that many dying people seem to choose the moment of their death to coincide with their loved ones leaving the room.

Private people often die privately. Perhaps they want to spare their loved ones the pain of witnessing the moment of death. “Or,” she added, “maybe the person was saying, ‘I’ve moved on; you move on, too, until we meet again.”

After nearly two decades of working in hospice, I have come to believe two important things: First, many dying people appear to choose the moment of death. I truly believe that was the lesson Grandma Daisy taught me. Second, I believe no one really dies alone. People who are close to death and cannot talk will often focus on a corner of the room as if looking at a presence. Many raise their arms, reach out, smile, and try to speak by mouthing words. Those who are very near death and can communicate often report a sense of peace and joy as they are visited by deceased loved ones, pets or angels. That was Leesha’s experience in hospice.

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