As an End-of-Life Doula, my main objective is to guide families through the end-of-life journey. One way I do this is by helping my clients manage their expectations. In most situations, they have entered a HUGE learning curve and are feeling overwhelmed and experiencing conflicting emotions. By providing a supportive, safe, and compassionate space, I [...]
I believe most of us like to receive gifts? They usually make us feel special, important and/or loved. When we think of presents, we usually think of traditional gifts wrapped in a box with pretty paper and hopefully a bow. Sometimes we are grateful to receive gifts in the form of flowers, balloons, or candy. I [...]
As a family care partner, we are usually scurrying around, trying to accomplish a variety of tasks. Our time is usually limited, our lists are endless and our energy is usually depleted. All that being said, our main job is to take care of our loved one.
As my mentor, Teepa Snow, always as, “ I am who I was but I am different” , when she is describing an individual with dementia. As we are all aware, dementia robs our loved ones’ of their self-awareness, ability to think sequentially and to express themselves verbally. It does not take away their love for music, poetry, rhythm, and prayer.