Thinking About Dying

“I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.”
~ Mary Roach

In the midst of life there is death. We all know this but we hate to think about dying. We resist not only the thought of dying but the actual act of dying to the fullest. Our goal? To live as long as possible – of course! Who wouldn’t want to have children, see said children have their own children, contribute to mankind, have a purpose bigger than ourselves or be the most awesome person in the life of another? Every.Last.One.Of.Us.

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This Thanksgiving, Look and See if There’s A Problem

I would venture to say that we should look for any opportunities before Thanksgiving if we can i.e. whenever you visit an elderly loved one, look for the signs. They are there even though they may seem to be insignificant at the time. Yes, everyone forgets from time to time but things like non-payment of bills or not being able to find important documents (not to mention not bathing or looking after personal hygiene) are key to helping us identify potential problems earlier rather than later.

There were signs there for us but we ignored them, brushing them off as ‘old age’. It wasn’t. It was Alzheimer’s. Be aware! Something to definitely bear in mind and really good advice to be found here.

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Visiting loved ones over the holidays offers a great opportunity to spot any red flags that may have popped up since the last time you saw them.

 

This is especially important because, according to recently-conducted research, 70 percent of family conversations about aging issues don’t occur until they are prompted by a health crisis or other emergency – when people tend to make rash decisions. This could lead to less-than-optimum results for your senior loved one and heightened family tension all around.

 

Our Action Plan for Successful Aging is like a guidebook for some of the look-and-see signs that your senior might be having a problem, or that changes to their lifestyle might be necessary.

 

Here are some things it covers:

 

Living Choices: 90% of seniors surveyed say they want to remain at home, but health issues can often make it hard for seniors to handle…

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Goodbye past, hello future

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We watched the sun set on the month of May and said hello to June today but it’s always good to reflect on the past while embracing the future so let’s take a quick look at “What Was Hot” for readers over the last 30 days.

Top 5 posts (and a bonus)

  1. Where Women Today Go Wrong! – sharing some sex education for women
  2. “Especially Now” by guest blogger and author Joy DeKok – an Alzheimer’s Story
  3. Finding Favor with God – a devotional
  4. 6 Strong Signs It’s Time To Let Go – focus on relationships
  5. When is Red not Red? – a parent/teenager story
  6. Amazing Edible Works of Art – food is good!

 

Happy reading and here’s to an awesome wonderful June where we hold fast to God’s word, pay our blessings forward and of course share the love 🙂

John 1:1-3 ESV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.