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CELEBRATING LOIS – FUNERALS AND LOLLIPOPS

Several years ago when I began working at AseraCare Hospice, I was introduced to an extraordinary woman named Lois.  My colleague Judy knew her long before she had dementia and long before I began caring for her.  She heard Lois, accompanied by a famous pianist, sing with grace, beauty and intensity.  Her joy and passion in life were …

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GRAM’S BUSH – A YOUNG CHILD’S EXPERIENCE OF DEATH

I attended the funeral of a beloved Grandmother. One of her grandchildren, James, who is 6 years old, spent that last week of life with Gram. What an amazing gift they both received before her death! Children and Experience of Death We often try to avoid conversations about death and dying even though death happens just …

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