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So far Jeff Brookshire has created 11 blog entries.

Active Listening: A Powerful Gift to Someone who is Grieving

Probably the number one question I hear from people who want to care for a grieving friend, co-worker or family member is,“What can I do?” We want to be a part of the solution by helping them on their grief journey. Yet, we have heard (and [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:13+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Blog, Grieving|0 Comments

Creating Moments of Joy for those with Dementia

Have you ever met a person who was so incredibly practical that it seemed they missed out on getting any emotions when they were born? And on the flip side, have you ever met someone who was so emotional that they lacked all common sense? We usually [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:14+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

Football Is Better Than Golf When It Comes To Mourning

Now before you dedicated duffers out there start throwing your clubs at me, let me explain. Golf is usually a one person sport. Sure, you may play a scramble, cup match or use a caddy now and then, but for the most part, there is [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:14+00:00 September 18th, 2013|Blog, Grieving|0 Comments

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Review

It only took 10 years for me to find it, but I am so glad I did! In 2003, Joanne Koenig Coste’s amazing book, Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s was published for the first time. And though some books get sorely outdated in a decade’s time, this [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:14+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

Help For The Grieving Hospice Professional

Hospice Lead Bereavement Coordinator Jeff Brookshire Ok, so you are a professional. A professional nurse. A professional hospice aide. A professional chaplain. A professional Social Worker. A professional…(you fill in the blank). And as a professional, you’ve undoubtedly been told the indisputable truth [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:14+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Blog, Grieving|2 Comments

Help! I’m a Caregiver and I am Burned Out!

Hospice Lead Bereavement Coordinator Jeff Brookshire If you are like most, you are probably reading this in private so no one will know what you are reading…especially the one you are caring for.  Because if you are like most caregivers of Hospice patients, [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:15+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Blog, Grieving|0 Comments

How To Talk With Someone Who Is Grieving

Hospice Lead Bereavement Coordinator Jeff Brookshire My emotions were raw. Just a few days before, my wife and I watched the eyes of the ultrasound technician grow big and her mannerisms grow cold. We knew then that something was wrong with our first [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:15+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Blog, Grieving|2 Comments