What do you do when frontline chemotherapy fails to stop cancer from growing? Your care team may offer the decision between aggressive anticancer treatment or palliative and hospice care. We share the story of one patient as she determined what was...
We often use words like fighting, battle, and war for illness like cancer, but can "fighters" feel like failures when illness advances? Learn how can we do better.
Caregiving for a terminal loved is a marathon, and it can seem hard to imagine life without them and the responsibilities of taking care of them. What do you after your duties are over? Two men who cared for wives with dementia answer that question.
We interview BJ Miller: author, TED speaker and President and Counselor at Mettle Health, the first of its kind for anyone confronting illness, disability, aging, or death. While you can’t change diagnosis, you can change the way you navigate it.
Today we focus on comfort - how Arlington Ladies make funerals a time of comfort, honor and remembrance, and how a doctor comforted a patient at the end of life with a beer. Listen also to more songs to wake the dead!
Have you heard of full military honors but not really sure what it is? Learn about who is eligible and the traditions and ceremonies honoring our nation's heroes.
This week has a special lineup! Learn about the art of desairology, the unknown history of Chop Suey, and we have a special guest: Claire Luckey, the "Grieving Bitch" on Instagram. Claire is sharing her grief journey and life challenges as a 34-year...
Do pets grieve loss of their housemates? We talk about the results of a recent study and what you can do to help them adjust.
How do you know when death occurs? What are the next steps and how can you prepare? We answer these questions in our continued series on the last hours of living.
How do you know when someone is in the final stages of dying, and how can you help? In this episode Dr. Matzo shares what to expect in the final stages before death so you can be prepared and also know how to provide comfort to the very end.