books & reading, life & death

The Art of Dying Well

I've long supported the idea that an essential component of living well is keeping death close, a part of our daily experiences. My hope is that by talking often and openly about illness, decline, and dying, I'm preparing myself and those I care about in practical, emotional, and spiritual ways for the unknown path that… Continue reading The Art of Dying Well

dementia & brain health

Knowing what I know

At a recent party, I was asked by someone who had just learned that I am a dementia educator: "Knowing what you know about Alzheimer's disease, what do you do differently in your own life?" In all the years I've worked in this field, I don't think anyone had ever asked me that question before,… Continue reading Knowing what I know