Telling the Truth at the T or C Death Cafe
October 13 at Black Cat Books and Coffee in Truth or Consequences, we had 13 people participate in a back room at the shop.
The conversation focused more on serious healthcare issues, suicide, the nature of life in nursing homes, and options for people with difficult physical conditions, as well as dementia and Alzheimers disease, to seek a painless, peaceful death.
We talked about the importance of having an advocate for a patient, available all the time. That attitude is everything, especially when you get old. How being at one's own home can provide more healing than being in a nursing home. How hospice support and pain relief are so important for the dying and their families.
Many thanks to everyone who came out and shared their thoughts!