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Empowering the Dying and the Ones Who Care for Them

My Mom died in 2012 from pancreatic cancer. It was a terrible part of my life and I miss her everyday. You may be surprised to though, that the months and years leading to her death were also some of the best times. I was happy to be able to interview Katie Duncan, a death care coach about how we can empower our loved ones and ourselves during this process.

Guilt, Grief and Caregiving of an Independent Dying Parent

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GUILT, GRIEF AND CAREGIVING OF AN INDEPENDENT DYING PARENT
This blog is not just about my journey. I want to share other peoples stories. It is remarkable how many commonalities there are in our experiences. However, each person has a different perspective and something they can teach the rest of us.

Speaking to Medical Staff for Your Loved One

My Mom died of pancreatic cancer. As she became weaker, it was exhausting for her to communicate with medical staff. Because I spent so much time with her I had a decent idea of what the answers were but I didn’t want to speak for her and get it wrong. Eventually, a system evolved though.

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