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Final Days With Your Pet: How Music Can Help Your Mind Help Your Companion

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Music can help focus your attention, even in painful circumstances. It can, in situations like Lora's, help make positive memories of the time you have left with a loved one and help soothe the situation, for both present and future, with dignity, peace, and warmth.

10 Ways to (Mindfully) Touch the Dying

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

You can touch your dying loved one with gentle words. You can also touch him or her with your hands, and that may be even more important, as touch is ...

The Good News About Alzheimer's: How Mindfulness Can Heal Patients and the Ones Who Care for Them

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

I used to think Alzheimer's was all bad news. My mother started showing signs of mental deterioration seven years ago. She managed to live alone for...

5 Life Lessons From The Dying

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Seen up close, our greatest fear turns out to be more a product of our imagination than grounded in reality. Death is a very natural phenomenon, just like birth. Do not shy away from it.