Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.
Friends and family, what words of comfort can you offer the survivors?
What would you like to share with anyone who has a family member with Dementia or Alzheimer's?
Is there anything about end - of - life care that you want others to know?
– J. Krishnamurti
Persons who are dying often want “permission to die” from those they love. Often, they want to be assured of five things:
- Things they were once responsible for will be taken care of.
- The survivors will survive without them.
- All is forgiven.
- Their life had meaning.
- They will be remembered.
Saying good-bye is not easy. Yet, it is important for Popa and his loved ones to do so. Take advantage of opportunities when your loved one is awake and communicative to facilitate the “saying good-bye” process.
Our Popa, Ronald Kennedy is loved and had a meaningful life and we are blessed to all have each other to support and continue our family's chain of love that started with the unconditional and continuous love from our Popa!
For more on supporting end-of-life care, please visit http://kokuamau.org/resources/last-stages-life.
If you could send a message to Ronald, what would you say?