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Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person

Athlete Janine Shepherd was rendered a partial paraplegic when she was hit by a truck during an Olympic training bike ride. Doctors didn’t expect her to recover. But she not only learned to walk again — she learned to fly.

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Much Too Young – A documentary about Young Caregivers who have a parent with Early Onset Alzheimer’s.

Taking care of an elderly parent is something that every child knows they will have to do at some point. But not everyone anticipates becoming a caregiver for a parent before they have a family, career or life of their own.

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Kelli Swazey

Kelli Swazey: Life that doesn’t end with death

Kelli Swazey examines how religious and spiritual practices form group identity, and play a vital role in structuring the interactions of individuals within a culture.

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Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death

In “The Cost of Hope,” Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amanda Bennett brings an investigative angle to the conversation about end-of-life care.

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My Dad with our dog.

“If your parents can still talk to you, please listen. You never know when will be the last time.”

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Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life

Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.

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Elder Abuse – a true solution with Dr. Sandra Campbell

Dr. Sandra Campbell discusses strategies to address elder abuse and the effects of ageism. Her call to action: Seniors, capable adults, should have all the rights and privileges accorded other functioning adults.

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Final Days, Finest Hours: What Lawyers and Doctors Can’t Do at Life’s End with Mark Handelman

Mark Handelman discusses the murky territory of capacity, the legal definition of death, and choosing the right power of attorney.

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Elder Abuse 101

D/Sgt Leslie Raymond shares the legal definition of elder abuse and the role of the police in elder abuse cases.

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Stop the Abuse Before It Happens: Tips & Strategies for Safeguarding Your Money & Assets

Linda Alderson explains the record keeping responsibilities when looking after someone’s money, and what someone should expect when they hand the day-to-day management of their money & property to someone else.

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