How do you want to live? The goal of The Conversation Project is to get people talking about this. And they are using the non-medical community to get these conversations started. The focus is on values, not medical terminology.
Kate DeBartolo, who oversees the Conversation Project, shares her expertise with us about having end of life conversations. Find out more on today’s episode:
The effects of end of life conversations on depression rates
Who should have these conversations
When they should have them
What is it about dying home that is important to people
What role does a loved one play as a proxy or healthcare advocate
Planning ahead is important. But how do you plan ahead when you don’t know what you need? You enlist the help of a geriatric nurse consultant.
Jeri has spent her nursing career in the end of life space. From an early age, she was drawn to work with the elderly. And some personal experiences with dementia and death further fueled her passion. She offers her expertise as a geriatric care consultant on today’s show.
Tune in to today’s episode and learn:
What a geriatric nurse consultant is
Why you would need one
Why it’s important to talk about choices before the need arises
Why your aging/dying loved one needs an advocate
Learn some strategies for communicating with your loved one with dementia