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Caregiving In The Late Stages Of Alzheimer’s Disease

by Kendra Binger, Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s can take a devastating toll on caregivers, especially in the later stages. Compared with caregivers of people without dementia, twice as many caregivers of those with dementia indicate substantial emotional, financial and physical difficulties. As symptoms worsen, the care required of family members can result in increased emotional stress…
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5 Ways To Handle Things Left Unsaid

by Rebecca Anderson, RN As a hospice nurse who has experienced parental loss, I draw on my personal experiences with the grief and loss of both my parents to offer guidance to the families I serve at Hospice of the Red River Valley. Just as each life is unique, so was the loss of each…
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Holly Undlin

Moving Forward: Hospice Supports Young Widow Through Her Grief Journey

Welcoming a new baby into the family is usually a time of exuberance, love and joy. But for Holly Undlin, this event came during a time of extraordinary circumstances and many unknowns as her husband, Matthew, was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer shortly after the arrival of their son, Finn. A terminal diagnosis meant…
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Suz Bristlin

Celebrating The Vital Role Of Hospice Certified Nursing Assistants In Caring For Patients

It is National Nursing Assistants Week, a time to celebrate the professional contributions of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in providing high-quality care to patients. Hospice of the Red River Valley CNAs work with patients to provide individualized care based on each person’s preferences. Hospice CNAs help patients with personal care needs, including feeding, bathing assistance,…
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A Letter To My Dad On Father’s Day

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv Father’s Day is a day of grilling out, fishing, boating—doing all the things we love to do with our dads. If our dad isn’t into those things, or if we’re unable to be with our dad, it might be a day filled with phone calls or FaceTime. That is, if…
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