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Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Caregiving With Humor and Honesty

Sometimes, with all the heart-heavy situations that being a caregiver brings, you just have to find a way to through it. Laugh through the pain and hardships — and do it with the person you’re caring for. That’s what author Laura Mansfield did — and then she wrote “Geezer Stories” so we can all laugh together.

By The Candid Caregiver

The Emotional Toll of Caring for a Loved One With Cancer

More than 80 percent of caregivers for people with terminal cancer are under significant stress and most have worse overall health than the general population.

By Diane Domina

How to Say Goodbye When Someone Has Metastatic Breast Cancer

The time has come when it’s apparent that all the good medical care in the world hasn’t taken away this person’s illness and, barring a miracle (medical or spiritual), they’re going to die. What do you say?

By PJ Hamel

Living While Dying: A Short Film Featuring Role Models for Dying Well

Filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin discusses her travels around the world, and her experiences documenting how other cultures view and honor death.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

The Stages of Alzheimer's and the Caregiver's Role

Here’s how people living with Alzheimer’s disease, and their families, can prepare for the future.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

How to Deal with Conflicting End-of-Life Emotions

How to deal with mixed feelings of guilt, sadness, loss and even joy when losing a loved one after a battle with an illness.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

How to Will Your Body to Science

Considerations to make when choosing to donate your body to science.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

End of Life Care and Diet

While for most people the primary goal of eating and drinking is to sustain energy and life, the goal of nutritional care for those with advanced cancer is quite different. Advanced cancer usually refers to cancer that can no longer be cured, and car...

By Amy Thomas