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Things To Consider in Completing an Advance Directive for Healthcare

Many people think that Advance Healthcare Planning is only for elderly and ill people. While the actions of completing and discussing these documents are very important for those who are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, it is important for all adults to consider our wishes should we one day be unable to
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Regarding Cremation, Christian funerals and Burials

The Church’s teaching on funerals, cremation and burial is summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. At number 2300 in that document, the official teaching states: The bodies of the dead must be treated with respect and charity, in faith and hope of the Resurrection. The burial of the dead is a corporal
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Ten Helps for an Alzheimer’s Family

Like millions of other people, my neighbor Bob cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. For three years, I watched Bob’s wife, a once bright and vivacious woman, turn into a shell of her former self. When I met them in the condo hallway, she gave me a blank look. Then Bob gently told her, “Say hello.” With
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Create a Great Funeral Day

Yes, this is a real “holiday.” Observed on October 30th, this holiday was registered in 1999 as a day for people to think about how they want to be remembered and let your family know your plans. Avoid a “Facelift Funeral” with Create a Great Funeral Day by Gail Rubin acknowledges the fear that people have about
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What Are My Choices Regarding Life Support?

My wife’s aunt and her husband became seriously ill at the same time. Although married 58 years, they were still opposites in many ways, as reflected in their wishes regarding life support. Janet wanted every possible measure taken. Marty said, “If I’m on my way out, don’t get in my way.” At the time, I saw a
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