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Will Society’s Death Taboo Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Americans are taking end-of-life planning more seriously, according to a recent University of Michigan Medical School study that found nearly three-quarters of elderly adults have already created a li…

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One Surprising Reason Elders Don’t Get Optimal End-of-Life Care

Nearly one-third of elderly Americans turn to skilled nursing care during their last few months of life, despite the fact that some may be better served by seeking palliative care services, such as ho…

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Words of Comfort: What to Say When Someone is Dying

By Candace Rotolo, AgingCare.com Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is traumatic. But sometimes, what people say in an effort to offer comfort is equally distressing. The truth is, many of …

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