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Oct 11 2012

No More Clipboards

We’ll admit it – we’ve been watching a lot of television lately. But can you really blame us? Television shows can be a useful tool to start a conversation.

Take the most recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy as an example. In the premiere, as we discussed in a post last week, we saw how the docs dealt with carrying out their friend and colleague’s advance medical directive and living will. But in the second episode, the writers took us back in time to when he created it.

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Oct 9 2012

How to Live.

From the TV shows we’ve been watching to yesterday’s New York Times op-ed by Bill Keller, it’s clear that something is going on. Something big. Something powerful. 10,000 baby boomers A DAY are turning 65. We've gone from the "sandwich generation" term to the new phrase: the "club sandwich" because we're taking care of kids, siblings, parents, aunts/uncles, and some grandparents. So, perhaps it’s time to have a conversation about how we want to live. Shift the focus. Empower ourselves to be a part of our future - whatever that may be.

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Oct 8 2012

MyDirectives Goes to Health 2.0

Tonight’s a big night here at MyDirectives. Our CEO Jeff Zucker will be demonstrating MyDirectives as part of the “Unmentionables: From Getting Down to Moving on” session at the sixth annual fall Health 2.0 Conference.

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Oct 3 2012

Don’t let the biggest battle be over who handles your end of life care

It may never strike someone that a veteran’s greatest battle is not war itself but subsequent battles he must fight in order to return to everyday life. Dennis Henley served in the U.S. military for 26 years before retiring and being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to retiring, Dennis had a living will but he did not have an advanced medical directive to ensure he received medical treatment the way he felt comfortable. In a blog post for the Alzheimer’s Association, Dennis Henley discussed the steps he’s taken in what he calls his “greatest battle."

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