Until a miracle cure is found to stop, reverse or drastically slow down the aging process, the news flash of the day is that we will all leave this earth someday. In our anti-aging driven society of wrinkle reducers and body re-shaping, the fact is that all of us are, shall I say it - AGING! The question is not that we are aging, but can we age well through the challenges of aging?
Anticipatory grief refers to a grief reaction that occurs before an impending loss. Typically, the impending loss is a death of someone close due to illness but it can also be experienced by dying individuals themselves.
We're all in this together... the tsunami is here and every one of us serving older adults in some capacity should be getting on the band wagon and FAST. Person and patient centered care must be focused on supporting and educating families. When family-centered care is embraced it becomes an approach to health care decision making that involves health care professionals and family members.
Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Family Caregiver, dementia, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community, chronic illness, education, Dementia friendly hospital, Family-Centered Care, Patient-Centered Care