Tag Archives: Being Mortal

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5 Must-Read Books For Family Caregivers

Family caregivers, providing assistance to an elderly or sick family member or friend, often feel isolated and unsupported. The books on this list will make you laugh, cry and sometimes cringe. And they will remind you that you are not alone. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande Perhaps the most […]

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So You Think It’s Time for Assisted Living

  5 Tips for Starting “the Conversation” Several of you have told me you are heading into Thanksgiving weekend planning to have “the talk” with elderly relatives about their living situations. It’s become apparent to you that your parent or relative living alone isn’t a good scenario. You’re worried about isolation, falls, navigating the stairs, driving, […]

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Book Review: Being Mortal a Must-Read for Caregivers

A nurse practitioner who works with the elderly told me Being Mortal by Atul Gawande is, “perhaps the most important book of our times,” and I agree. Gawande, a surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a bestselling author, gives us an unflinching look at illness and death and suggests a better path forward […]

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