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3 Tips for the Caregiver of Someone with Dementia

Editor’s note: November is National Family Caregivers Month.  This year’s theme is “Take Care to Give Care,” which urges caregivers to pay attention to their own physical and mental wellness.   Caring for a loved one with dementia presents a

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5 Ways to Help Grieving Teens

The teen years can be difficult for anyone.  Academic pressure, peer pressure, uncertainty about the future, self-identity and expression issues, and sexuality concerns are all part of teen’s everyday life.   When a teen experiences the death of someone close

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Reassurances: Signs From Departed Loved Ones Ease Grief

Editor’s note: In April 2016, Karen Wakefield’s partner of 19 years—Chuck—died of end-stage kidney disease after having received hospice services at home from Care Dimensions for three months. With Care Dimensions’ help, Chuck was able to stay at home until

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There Are No Words: Grief Support Tips

When someone you love dies, it’s not uncommon for others to search for the right words to console you. Though meant in a good way, many comments such as “they are in a better place now,” or “everything will be

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Hospice Chaplains Bring Peace to Patients, Regardless of Beliefs

We live in an increasingly non-religious society. Many people abandon organized religion. More people identify as spiritual, not religious. I believe God gave us faith; humanity created religion!   I find this belief in spirituality encouraging. I am part of

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Life Has Greater Meaning as Hospice Volunteer

Editor’s note: For several decades, John Keohane of Danvers has been a strident supporter of Care Dimensions. As the former owner of Henry’s Market in Beverly, he served on the Kaplan Family Hospice House Steering Committee in 2005 and previously

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Join Pet Therapy Dog Patrick at Walk for Hospice

By way of introduction, my name is Patrick! I am proud to say I was the first Therapy Dog for Care Dimensions. My work began seven years ago when I arrived from Arizona where I was initially trained to be

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Papi’s Peeps Prepare for Walk for Hospice

Donald “Ace” Adams was a man who knew what he liked. He loved listening to Sunday morning Jazz, going to flea markets, and following the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.   A Concord native, Ace, as he was

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Ipswich Coach Woodworth’s Legacy Lives On

Editor’s Note: Doug Woodworth lived his life in the service of others. A beloved teacher, coach and mentor, he passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on December 13, 2015. Doug’s wife, Maureen, recalls Doug’s vibrant life and the

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Taking the Walk for Hospice to Heart

When some fellow employees from the Provider Relations department at Care Dimensions issued a Walk for Hospice challenge earlier this year, I saw an opportunity.   Not only could I form a Walk team of co-workers and raise money, but

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