Author Archives: Doug Seubert

About Doug Seubert

My name is Doug Seubert and I live in Wisconsin (USA). I am working toward a Masters in public health, and I am the President and CEO of a new non-profit organization: Marshfield Area Purple Angels. My blogs share resources, tools, and information about various public health topics, with a strong emphasis on community health education, effective health communication, and health literacy. I am also the creator of "The End of Life Survival Guide" featuring tips and resources for caregivers of a loved one near the end of life.

Please make a small donation to help bring music to those with Alzheimer’s disease and advanced dementia!

With just 3 days left in my Kickstarter fundraising campaign, my project is 90% funded (only $54 is needed for success). CAN YOU HELP? Any donation is appreciated and will help my mom and me bring music to people with … Continue reading

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Help us bring music therapy to people with Alzheimer’s disease!

With just two weeks left in our fundraising campaign, we have reached the 65% mark. For those who pledged support we thank you! Please help us get the word out about the “Sing Along with Margaret” project so we can … Continue reading

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Music & Memory

My mom has advanced dementia and music is about the only way she can still communicate. She loves to sing and I recorded her singing with me. So far we have over 40 songs recorded and they are available for … Continue reading

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Help us bring meaningful music therapy to people with Alzheimer’s disease!

I am recording songs with my mom to share with other people with Alzheimer’s disease as a form of music therapy. And I am raising funds to help pay for the licensing fees. Can you help? Please click the link … Continue reading

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Going off of hospice

It is fairly easy to find hospice services when you need them. But you can be left high and dry if you ever leave the hospice program. In August 2013, after several hospitalizations and health issues related to lung cancer … Continue reading

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The diagnosis

Even thought it has been just over seven years since we received “the diagnosis” that day is still fresh in my mind. A few weeks earlier, as I accompanied my mom to a clinic appointment with her family practice physician, … Continue reading

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The power of music in dementia care

Music is very powerful, and research shows it is therapeutic for people with dementia. The Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign: A Plan for a Dementia-Capable Wisconsin (published earlier this year by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services) recommends the Music … Continue reading

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Out of order

I have so much to share with you. I have been the full time caregiver for my mom since June of 2010; over the past few years I have discovered great resources, and I have quite a few tips and … Continue reading

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Off to a slow start

Yes, it has been eight months since I set up this blog and I have yet to start blogging. First, it’s been a busy year, but I know that is no excuse. Second, and this excuse is legitimate, I have … Continue reading

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Welcome to the End of Life Survival Guide

My name is Doug Seubert, and I am a full time caregiver for my mother who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. I decided to create this blog so that I can share my experience and provide tips, resources, and ideas to … Continue reading

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