Alzheimer's Disease is, sadly, progressive and incurable. The one
consolation is that the caregiver and family members can plan and prepare for their loved
one's passing. Early in the disease, the family has probably made legal and financial
arrangement. But as the end stages emerge, emotional and quality-of-life preparations
This month's Hot Topic is scheduled to
coincide with the PBS special "On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying." Issues raised during
this landmark 4-part series will stimulate discussions among professionals and family
caregivers. You can watch the program on September 10, 11, 12 and 13
(9:00PM EST) and then join us in our chat room for an informal discussion of that night's
program. Enter the ElderCare Online's Chatroom 10:30PM to 12:30AM EST Chat Now!
Furthermore, throughout the months of
September and October, we will have noted experts online to discuss pertinent death and
dying matters with you. Join us for one (or all) of our scheduled sessions listed below,
or review the transcripts as they are posted.
Talking With Aging Parents About Death
Talking About End-of-Life Planning
Hospice & Late-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
Principles of Palliative Care NEW
Real-Time Discussion Groups
Sept 10, 11, 12 and 13
10:30PM to 12:30AM: Nightly discussions about the television program Chat Now!
Transcript: Quality of Life at the End of
Life with Dr. Joanne Lynn.More About
Dr. Lynn.. NEW
ElderCare Forum Community Bulletin Board
Join us in the
Forum for discussion with other caregivers and professionals about issues related to death
& dying in the Transitions & Spirituality discussion area.
Dr. John Carter of Mt. Sinai
Medical Center and the Jewish Home and Hospital has provided a detailed set of
"Questions and Answers on End-of-Life Care" in the Forum. You can read the
Q&A and post your own ideas and opinions about end-of-life care. Participate Now...
Handbook for Mortals by Dr. Joanne Lynn
Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial
Feeding, Comfort Measures Only and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness by Hank
My Mother's Voice by Sally Callahan NEW
Casey's Top Picks on the WWW
Paradise: Dorothy Womack's inspirations for Alzheimer's Disease caregivers.
GrowthHouse: Death and Dying resources for caregivers and
Home Life Expectency Calculator: Columbia University's methodology for estimating
life-expectancy for Alzheimer's Disease patients and nursing home residents.
Americans for Better Care of the Dying: Dr. Joanne Lynn's organization
for quality care at end-of-life.
Remembering Milly: The Knox family's experiences with late-stage
Alzheimer's Disease caregiving.
Death and Dying: Online chat and e-mail support groups for end-of-life
care and grief.
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September 13 (Wednesday 10:30PM to 12:30AM EST)
"On Our Own Terms" Chat Now!
September 18 (Tuesday 9:00PM to 11:00PM EST)
Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care with Dr. John Carter Chat Now!
September 20 (Wednesday (9:00PM to 11:00PM EST)
Quality of Life Issues in End-of-Life Care with Dr. Joanne Lynn Chat
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