Resources

Books

A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast

Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience by Barbara Karnes RN

May You Find Comfort: A Blessing for Times of Grieving by Joyce Rupp

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

Praying Our Goodbyes: A Spiritual Companion Through Life’s Losses and Sorrows by Joyce Rupp

 The American Book of Living and Dying: Lessons in Healing Spiritual Pain by Richard F. Groves and Henriette Anne Klauser

The Last Adventure of Life: Sacred Resources for Living and Dying from a Hospice Counselor by Maria Dancing Heart

The 36-Hour Day; A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace, MA and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

 

Stroke Resources

If you’re a stroke survivor, you and your spouse, partner or caregiver are invited to join us for an hour of playing instruments and singing. Join our music teacher co-facilitators for an hour of fun and music.

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/brain/in-community/adult-education/backstrokes-music-group.cfm

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Grief Support and Resources

http://www.dougy.org

The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

http://www.griefwatch.com

GRIEF WATCH is a publisher and manufacturer of bereavement books and materials used by families and professionals around the country.

The Grief Watch mission is twofold: first, to offer spiritual, emotional and other support to persons who are grieving, and second, to assist organized efforts which address the systemic injustices within our society which are the source of grief for persons who are poor and marginalized.

http://www.compassionatefriends.org/

The Mission of the Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.

 

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