Tagterminal illness

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S2E6: The Stages of Grief

What are the "normal stages of grieving" and how long do they last? The five-stage model is outdated and misunderstood. Listen to learn more about what grief is and how we heal.

Episode 20: Caring for Someone with Dementia

Michael is married to Janet who has Huntington’s disease and dementia; he wasn’t prepared to be Janet’s caregiver, but he has learned a lot in the last 12 years. This week he talks about how relationships, perspectives, and relationships change when your partner has a progressive, terminal disease.

Episode 12: Does hospice provide 24-hour care?

Many people think of hospice as a place people go to die. Some think that if you get hospice services a hospice nurse moves in with the dying person and does all their care until they die. Neither of these is true. This week we are talking with Noelle who learned firsthand what was required to...

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S1E25: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is scarring in the lungs without a known cause. It causes lungs to become stiff and makes it hard to get oxygen to into the blood. We talk about IPF symptoms, its impact, and how people are treated. Charlie also shares interesting stories of people who "worked to...

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