I know you’re busy ordering last-minute gifts and prepping for the holidays, so I’ll keep this quick.
First, thank you from the entire EpioneMD team for reaching out, asking questions, and helping us better use our skills to support you!
Second, here are the 5 most popular blog posts of 2023 ✨.
So grab a candy cane hot chocolate (or a gingerbread latte), sink into a comfy chair, and catch up with your favorite blogs of the year!
ASHWINI BAPAT, MD & LISA CATALANO, LICSW-ACHPSW
Loved ones with dementia often repeat questions, words, sounds, or behaviors as a result of memory loss. This is frustrating for caregivers who are often unsure of what is being communicated. Here we offer 5 tips on how to respond.
#2. Your Hospice Questions, Answered
ASHWINI BAPAT, MD
I know this is taboo, but let’s talk about the “H word” – Hospice.
Maybe you’re wondering about hospice but are too afraid to ask, tried to ask your medical team about Hospice but kept hearing, “it’s too early for that”, or just wanted to know when hospice would be appropriate for your loved one, but found no one willing to answer their questions
Here, I answer the 7 most common questions.
We know you’re doing your best to live well when illness affects your day-to-day.
In this series we’ll give you the tools to embrace the new you, cultivate hope when life hands you lemons, stop battling your worries (they’re not your enemy), and make better treatment decisions for you!
CAITLIN BARAN, MD
Are you thinking about the future of your health and wondering how to talk with your kids about it? Maybe you’re unsure what to talk to your kids about, you’ve tried but the conversation hasn’t gone anywhere, or you don’t know how to bring it up.
That’s why we’re sharing 7 steps to make this conversation easier and less stressful.
SARAH BYRNE-MARTELLI, DMIN BCC-PCHAC
When we experience the death of a loved one, we grieve. We feel lonely and isolated. We feel overwhelmed by details to remember, or we feel stuck and frozen in our shock. We might feel crazy or forgetful or numb. We feel fine one day, and the next day feels unbearable.
When you’re stuck, try one of the six practices below. They’ll help you explore, and process your grief.
3 Surpising Secrets To Living Well Through Aging & Illness
Grab your FREE e-book and learn the 3 secrets that’ll get you back in the driver’s seat of your health!
Ashwini Bapat, MD is a board-certified Palliative Care and Hospice Physician, coach, and co-founder of EpioneMD. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Yale University, before working at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.She’s devoted to empowering caregivers so that they’re seen, heard, and supported.
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