A 2019 Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia gives a great overview of the types of dementia as well as risk factors for developing dementia. According to an article in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, an estimated 44 million people in the world live with dementia. With this many people suffering, it’s important to know the possible causes and risk factors and to share them with family and friends.
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association: A not-for-profit, membership organization, which has been representing individuals and organizations committed to promoting and delivering hospice/palliative care to British Columbians since 1986. www.bchpca.org
Canadian Virtual Hospice: Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief. Our team of experts can answer your questions about life-threatening illness and loss. www.virtualhospice.ca
CINDEA – Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives: Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to our modern-day life. In the past, communities cared for their own dying folk — and creatively adapted, that is still an option available to us. CINDEA ‘s approach is one of a wide range of initiatives that are drawing our culture into a deeper relationship with nature and the cycles of life and death. www.cindea.ca
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness. www.chpca.net
Caregiver Magazine: www.caregiver.com
Center For Loss and Life Transition: If you are grieving, want to support someone who is, or work with mourners in your role as bereavement caregiver this is an excellent website. Center for Loss director Dr. Alan Wolfelt is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing in grief. Dr. Wolfelt has written over 30 books for adult mourners, child and teen mourners, bereavement caregivers and creating meaningful funerals. www.centerforloss.com?
Death Midwifery: Death Midwifery services include ‘end of life’ consultations (comprehensive Advance Directives and Representation Agreements, as well as basic information on Power of Attorney/etc. documents), support for the Death Journeyer and their families throughout the pan-death process, funeral plans, funeral and/or memorial celebrant services, and initial grief counselling. The term “pan-death” refers to the whole process, pre/during/post death — including education/information on post-death care at home and required documentation, which are often referred to as a “home funeral”. www.beyonds.ca/Journeying
Dying Matters: Dying Matters is a broad based and inclusive national coalition which aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement. dyingmatters.org
Dying With Dignity: A national, member-based charity committed to helping people achieve quality in dying. We help people understand all end-of-life options and work for choice in dying for all Canadians. www.dyingwithdignity.ca
Griefnet online support: An Internet community of persons dealing with death and the grief following this life event. www.griefnet.org
The Grief Toolbox: The Grief Toolbox is an on-line source where a person can find all the resources they need to help them with that grief. http://thegrieftoolbox.com/
Grief Watch: The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal grief. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief. www.griefwatch.com
Healthlink BC: Talk with a nurse about your symptoms or consult with a pharmacist about your medical questions. Available 24/7. Phone = 811; Hearing Impaired = 711: www.healthlinkbc.ca
Medical Marijuana – British Columbia: www.bcmedicalmarijuana.ca
Medical Marijuana – Canada: medicalmarijuana.ca
Public Outreach Department for the Mesothelioma Centre: http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/
RecordMeNow.org: An organization committed to helping those who are dying to leave supportive messages for their loved ones. This is accomplished through a free App downloaded to a computer and your messages recorded at your convenience. www.recordmenow.org
The Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada: Is a group of over 36 national organizations concerned about quality end-of-life care for all Canadians. We believe that all Canadians have the right to die with dignity, free of pain, and surrounded by their loved ones. www.qelccc.ca
Advanced Care Planning
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