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Hospice: An Uptapped Resource for EAPs

by Naomi Naierman and Johanna Turner The late 1970s and early ‘80s introduced the hospice concept, a new paradigm for American healthcare. Now operational in nearly every community in the nation – there are more than 4,500 hospices – over … Continue reading

Caregiving at Life’s End: Facing the Challenges

By Johanna Turner With an aging population and a dwindling pool of family members available to care for them, increasing numbers of Americans now find themselves in the role of caregiver. Much has been written about the significant challenges of … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Disease and Grieving Caregivers

By Helen Fitzgerald, CT Because I have observed it in close relatives, Alzheimer’s disease is my dread disease. I remember when I first realized that I was losing the mother I knew. She had a playful sense of humor that … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Disease (and Other Brain Diseases) and Hospice Care

By Cheryl Arenella, MD, MPH What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain with progressive loss of the brain’s nerve cells over time.  This results in dementia, a decline in thinking processes, as well as … Continue reading

Grieving Children

Regardless of their age, children do grieve. Parents with young children dealing with the loss of a loved one face a particularly difficult challenge working through their own grief while simultaneously trying to help their children deal with death and loss. … Continue reading

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Welcome to our Articles section. Please scroll down to view all articles, or choose an article category from the menu on the left. These articles are offered by the American Hospice Foundation to those who wish to learn more about … Continue reading