The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
A Conversation with the authors of Living with Dying
Hello, and welcome to episode 14 of The Alzheimer’s Podcast.
I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
Welcome back for another podcast where my goal is always to empower you to maintain a positive experience, reduce and eliminate the need for medications, & make your time together with those you care for, the best it can be.
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Today I have a special treat – joining me are the coauthors of Living with Dying, Jahnna (yaw-nah) Beecham and Katie Ortlip.
If you’ve listened to my previous episodes, then you’ve heard me talk about maintaining a positive experience, and that means up until the end.
But most of us are uncomfortable talking about death and because of that, I believe we aren’t well equipped to make this phase as comfortable and positive as possible.
That’s why I’ve asked these ladies to join us for a conversation about hospice care.
First, let me share little background about them.
Author Jahnna Beecham and nurse Katie Ortlip began as friends and neighbors. However, when Jahnna’s 90-year-old father was told his prostate cancer had spread to his bones, Jahnna became his caregiver while Katie became his hospice social worker.
Together, during this emotional time, they became even closer and shared insights on end-of-life care as well as how to have the best death possible, and their joint writing journey began.
Their new book: Living with Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers is a comprehensive field guide for those caring for a loved one at the end of life.
Be sure to visit their website at livingwithdying.com – you’ll find the link as well as all the referenced resources below.
If you enjoyed this podcast, and you want to hear more, you will also find a link to all past episodes at the top of this page.
Take care and I look forward to talking with you in the next episode.
- Jahnna and Katie’s Article on TinT: What Happens as the Body Dies?
- TinT Article: 4 Must Have Legal Documents for Caregivers
- The Hospice House in North San Diego County: Hospice House in Carlsbad, CA
- Purchase Their Book from the Together in This Bookstore: Living with Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers
- The Ladies’ Website: LivingWithDying.com
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