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Quality of life at the end of life

Zion-Benton News

Life Matters Media content producer Daniel Gaitan writes a regular column about end of life care, policy, decisions and caregiving for the Zion-Benton News. A weekly publication, the paper serves the Illinois communities of Zion, Waukegan, WInthrop Harbor, Beach Park, Gurnee and Wadsworth, as well as Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.



Talking About Death

As millions of baby boomers age and health costs continue to rise, Americans are ready and willing to have open and honest discussions about death and dying, Life Matters Media President Randi Belisomo told a crowd gathered at a Chicago conference exploring end of life care. “Americans are not talking about end of life issues […]

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Still Alice: An Intimate, Sensitive Exploration Of Alzheimer’s

“Still Alice” offers a devastating and intimate exploration of Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder affecting millions of middle-aged and elderly Americans. The drama, directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, is based off the 2007 best-selling novel of the same name. The film focuses on acclaimed linguistics professor Dr. Alice Howland, played by Julianne […]

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Music For The Dying: Helping Patients And Families

Music helps calm and comfort seriously ill patients and grieving families facing the end of life, said thanatologist Tony Pederson at the Music-Thanatology Association’s International Conference. Pederson, a trained harpist and vocalist with nearly two decades of music-thanatology experience, performed for nurses, physicians and end of life care advocates Friday at Midwest CareCenter in Glenview, Ill. “Music […]

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