Why we should be led by the person dying
As a dementia specialist, Mary’s experience of death and the final stage of life became quite vast. By chance, she met Judy Carole Kauffmann, a specialist in end of life management, and together they wrote the award-winning book ‘The End of Life: The Essential Guide to Caring’.
Mary sees that everyone’s experience of death and grief is different. When somebody dies, you’re in shock. Even if you’ve been expecting it. And when you’re in shock you behave differently from other times.
However, Mary also sees people opening up and being able to discuss death. She discusses the most important things we can do to help someone approaching the end of their life to gain peace of mind. Which sometimes means having those difficult conversations.
You can listen to Mary’s interview here on episode 032 The Retirement Café Podcast.
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