Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Between Atul Gawande and the Barbecue

to get to this guy...

Keeping up with Jeanne - our walk with Alzheimer’s

When Jeanne was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment in 2010, she and her husband, Jerry, had to navigate the path from her retirement as professor of nursing to her death in January, 2016. Their initial goal was to enjoy every day together. Their final one was for Jeanne to be safe, comfortable, and content at home, where she could be dignified and loved until she died. This presentation reflects on how they met their goals, and on the people who helped them. 

Jerry Soucy, RN, CHPN is an expert nurse certified in palliative care and hospice. His clinical experience includes critical care, hemodialysis, and care at end of life. He was Jeanne’s primary caregiver through her decline and death. He practices at Death Nurse LLC, based in Concord, MA.