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Three-step growth

By Allen Teal, chaplain, Rolla Presbyterian Manor

‘I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.’ — I Corinthians 3:6, NIV

April is the month for gardens. Although many things can be planted that are able to resist READ MORE

5 Things Family Caregivers Need to Know About Family Leave

On the federal law’s 25th anniversary, who can’t take the leave and what lies ahead? [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Diane Harris for Next Avenue

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work to care for a new child or sick relative or to READ MORE

Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

A program offered by the Alzheimer’s Association and Rolla Presbyterian Manor July 27 will offer strategies and tools for understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors will be 6 p.m. July 27 at the Phelps County Courthouse.

Struggling to calm your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Wondering how you can cope with difficult behaviors? A program offered by the Alzheimer’s Association and Rolla Presbyterian Manor July 27 will offer strategies and tools for READ MORE

When doctors should ignore end-of-life directives

Things are not always black and white during a health crisis

By Dr. Kathryn B. Kirkland for Next Avenue

Knowing your wishes for end-of-life is important in a medical emergency.

Credit: Adobe Stock – Advance directives will remain an important part of the picture: They ensure that decisions about medical interventions at the end of life are in the hands of patients and that patients’ values drive these decisions, even when they can’t speak for themselves.

(This article was provided by The Op-Ed Project, with which the writer is a fellow.)

Sheila was very clear about her wishes for the end of life. She was 88 years old and a former hospice volunteer. When her time came, she wanted no ventilator, no feeding READ MORE