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Couple Dies Together In Rare Double Euthanasia

BY LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF After 65 years of marriage, a couple facing deteriorating health died together in a rare double euthanasia. Nic and Trees Elderhorst, both 91, died in their hometown of Didam, in the Netherlands. Both suffered from deteriorating physical health in recent years, with Mr. Elderhorst left with reduced mobility after a stroke […]

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What Japan Can Teach America About Family Caregiving

This essay was originally published in The Huffington Post. Re-posted with Jacobs’ permission. One after another, three young social work students stood up and tearfully shared their experiences of growing up caring for grandparents with dementia in their family homes. Later, a middle-aged physician talked with pride about frequently visiting his still-healthy, 94-year-old mother to […]

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