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Talking with my Dad
Posted on 03/21/2018

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…


Posted on 12/05/2017

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…

A good death
Posted on 12/05/2017

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…

Mom’s last gift to us
Posted on 12/05/2017

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…

Early signs of dementia
Posted on 12/05/2017

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…

Chris Lightfoot MA, FRIN
Posted on 12/05/2017

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…