Tag Archives: end of life

Is it music therapy or not?

I have been talking a lot about “music therapy” especially in regards to my role as a full-time, live-in care giver for my mom. I used music every day as part of the care she received at home. I experienced … Continue reading

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While the microfiber sheets are pretty, soft, and warm, they trap moisture close to the skin and cause skin breakdown, bed sores, and yeast infections. My mom was always cold, especially in the winter months. And they have all of … 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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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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