Friday Five: Links We Liked This Week

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The Friday Five is our weekly roundup of links to helpful resources and smart articles across the web.  1. We have certainly seen how music can help comfort and heal individuals during the end of their life, and how individuals respond to the healing sounds. Our certified music practitioners offer just as much comfort to […]

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Expressing My Wishes Through a Living Will

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I’m a control freak.  Sure, I trust my doctor.  He listens to my concerns, explains my options, along with his recommendations and respects my choices.  But he’s just one doctor.  In a hospital there are dozens of doctors.  In Arizona, there are thousands of lawyers.  Arizona law makes my 87-year-old mother who lives in West […]

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Dying in America: Ensuring the Best Care Possible

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Leading hospice and palliative care physician and bestselling author, Dr. Ira Byock returns to Tucson as the keynote speaker for the 12th annual Casa de la Luz Foundation End of Life Conference on Friday, November 9 at St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church.  “We make dying harder,” states Dr. Byock. “We all want the […]

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Friday Five Discusses Aging Issues

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The Friday Five is our weekly roundup of links to smart articles and helpful resources covering topics such as aging, elder care, family caregiving, hospice, and grief issues. 1. We liked the feel-good feeling that this New Old Age blog entry left us. “Therapy of a Different Sort” is a look at how a trained […]

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Make Your Healthcare Decisions Today

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In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, Casa de la Luz Foundation encourages the community to discuss advance healthcare decision-making with loved ones, ask questions, and fill out their Five Wishes booklet.  Individuals are invited to stop by the office of Casa de la Luz, 7740 N. Oracle Road, on April 16 […]

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Friday Five Offers Help for an Aging Population

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The Friday Five is our weekly roundup of web links to smart articles and helpful resources for seriously ill individuals and the elderly. 1. Nobody explains the importance of advance directives than individuals who have been there. The San Jose Mercury News shares the perspective of a few different individuals. It’s a wonderful portrait of […]

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