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Everyone has a story. About losing someone close. About what it was like to have the conversation. About not talking about wishes until it was too late.

Explore these stories that others have shared, and if you’d like, tell us your own story. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started.

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Talking with my Dad

By Kathy
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After a major upheaval in his life at the age of 87, my dad came to live with us in Little Rock, AR. Having lived all of his life in Buffalo, New York, it was...

I had the conversation with my parent .

By Barbara
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After seeing my dad have a hard death because my mom and dad never really discussed what either of them wanted at the end of their lives, I decided that I needed to put into...

I had the conversation with my friend .

A good death

By Christie B
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I had the pleasure of being present when my husbands grandfather passed. We were still dating at that time. He was a preacher and a very strong faith. The entire family was present and for...

I had the conversation with my friend .

Mom’s last gift to us

By David
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My parents have always been very organized people. When mom developed health issues in her 40s, I think she realized that there would be challenging times ahead. Despite a myriad of illnesses, mom made the...

I had the conversation with my partner .

Early signs of dementia

By Nancy
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My husband at age 52 started showing signs of cognitive impairment and a general feeling of being unwell at age 52 and had to stop working in his high stress position in a courthouse. This...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Chris Lightfoot MA, FRIN

By Jane
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Chris had a diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy in June 2014, after 5 years of autonomic failure symptoms. His neurologist – who was a great ally in all other respects – did rather dissemble about...

I had the conversation with my spouse .