Death and Dying

J. Dietrich Stroeh

Three Months, A Caregiving Journey from Heartbreak to Healing

J. Dietrich Stroeh, Author. Three Months, A Caregiving Journey from Heartbreak to Healing If you’re a man providing care to someone, join the growing crowd. Join my guest as he tells the story of this unexpected role, how he coped, and what’s most important to keep in mind as a male caregiver. Three Months, A …

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Talk With Your Doctor About Stopping Care

Dr. Kevin O’Neil, Chief Medical Officer, Brookdale Senior Living. It’s reported that the bulk of Medicare dollars are spent in the last 2 years of life on procedures that most people don’t even want. How do we talk with our doctor about decreasing or stopping treatment if that’s what we want? How can we involve …

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Future of Funerals

Ryan Lee, Author. A Day in the Life of Death: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Mortuary Business. Ryan will tell us about technology in the industry, webcast funerals for those far away and digital biographies. Special guest, Michael Young, will explain selling real estate after someone dies.

Green Burial

Kathy Curry, Manager, Fernwood Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory, Mill Valley. Are you aware that the resources consumed to cremate one body are equivalent to the amount of energy one person uses in a month? Kathy will explain the option of natural or “green” burial where there are no toxic embalming fluids, no vault, and …

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Why We Fear Death and Dislike Talking About It!

Patrick Arbore, Director of The Friendship Line Institute on Aging, San Francisco. Patrick is one of my favorite guests. He’ll discuss why we fear death, dislike talking about it, and what the fear of death can lead to: depression, drinking in excess, and leaving our loved ones guessing at what our wishes might have been …

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