November 2015


The Mourner’s Book of Hope:


Alan Wolfelt is the Director for the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  A renowned author, teacher, and grief counselor, he has written many best-selling books read by the bereaved all over the world.  In The Mourner’s Book of Hope, Dr. Wolfelt draws on his personal experiences as a grieving person as well as his professional work supporting the bereaved.
 
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November 24 2015


My Life, the Greatest Gift of All


​Grieving the death of a loved one may dampen the normal joy of the upcoming holidays, but many people want to continue with their usual traditions because they still bring comfort and enjoyment. Thoughts may turn to special gifts for loved ones. Much time and energy is spent choosing the gift, shopping, wrapping and finally, giving the present. While this is rewarding, consider the best gift ever given…the gift of your life.


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November 24 2015


Grieving After An Overdose


​International Overdose Awareness Day was held this year on August 31, 2015 to remember the many people who have died due to an overdose and to educate the public on the growing commonality of this tragedy.  A primary goal of this day is to remove the stigma associated with drug overdoses.  This epidemic does not discriminate based on gender or any other factors.  Everyone is at risk.
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November 24 2015


A Child's View: Grief is as Individual as a Snowflake


Hi, kids! Winter is here and it seems like everyone is getting ready for something…the bustle of the holidays, visits from family and friends, a break from school, a new year, the list seems to never end! But what if someone you love has died, and this is your first (or second or more…) holiday season without them? How do you handle it when it seems like everyone around you is excited ALL the time when you might feel excited some of the time, SAD some of the time, CONFUSED some of the time, then maybe…a little festive again?  Or even some other combination of feelings that only you can understand?  We have some ideas for you:


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November 24 2015


Discontinuing Statins an Option for Hospice Patients


Many individuals and their families cope with significant burdens imposed by serious illness in the final months of life. How to best support their quality of life is an important care consideration for Hospice of the Western Reserve. Research can play a vital role in providing answers that will guide and shape the science of palliative care for current and future generations of patients and their families. Although much research has been focused on keeping people healthy or restoring them to health, few clinical trials have been devoted to improving outcomes for individuals with life-defining illnesses.
 
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November 11 2015

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