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If You Haven’t Yet Heard About “POLST”… You Will Soon!

What, exactly, is a “Do Not Resuscitate” order (DNR)? It’s basically a type of advance directive… stating that you do not wish to receive cardio-pulmonary resuscitation if your heart stops. You give the form to your doctor, and it becomes

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What Is A Do-Not-Resuscitate Order?

It’s an advance directive (sometimes called a DNR) stating that you don’t want your heart or breathing re-started under certain circumstances. It takes effect only if you can no longer communicate your wishes. But this document is not done by

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What’s An Advanced Directive?

If you’re a senior – or have a loved one who’s a senior – you’ve probably heard the term. Many of us, though, don’t really understand what it means. An Advance Directive allows you to designate someone to make health

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Mike Wallace Had Dementia

Mike Wallace was a man who suffered no fools or liars. And a man whose raised eyebrow and disbelieving “come onnnnn…” could turn even the toughest interviewee into an incoherent pile of mush. Mike Wallace suffered from dementia at the

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Reading Of The Will

In Hollywood, when someone dies, there is a somber meeting, at a lawyer’s office, around a big traditional conference table in a plushy decorated conference room. The heirs eagerly wait to hear what they may have inherited. The scene often

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