Interviewed on Podcast “Death Hangout”

Recently, I was interviewed by two wonderful men on “The Death Hangout.” This is a very creative podcast that interviews people about issues that surround death and dying. They told me they were reluctant to interview me at first because of the unusual nature of my topic – VSED (Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking).

Take 30 minutes and watch this interview. Because of their honesty and excellent questions, this turned out to be one of the best interviews that I’ve had. Clearly, the two men who interviewed me had a good time too!

I not only talk about the VSED experience with Alan. I talk about conscious dying, how Alan found peace and prepared to die. I talk about my own fear of death and where it came from and how I’ve overcome it. It is a life-giving interview!

This is a podcast that originates in Europe. During the interview, Olivier was in Paris; Keith was in Ireland, and I was in Bellingham, WA.

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Honoring Dementia Patients In End Of Life

It is challenging to talk about end of life options with someone who already has dementia. If they are in the early to mid stages of dementia and are still mentally competent this article will help guide you to have better conversation with your loved one. Discuss how the person with dementia thinks about death. How do they see themselves passing? If a health directive has not been completed yet, it is essential to do so now. All wishes should be written down so that when the time comes, all of the loved ones and caregivers are on the same page.

Because my husband and I had so much conversation about his end of life choices, he had a peaceful passing.

Because my husband and I had so much conversation about his end of life choices, he had a peaceful passing. He had a thorough health directive at the time of his death. He had the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Advance Directive  (End of Life WA state).  We were well informed. Different states have different requirements for end of life papers. There are many sites that will help you find the right directive for you in your state.

For more explanation and details about my husband’s personal passing the section Alan’s Transition on my website .