The Truth about Judy Garland’s ‘Incautious’ Death

Posted on June 25th, 2021
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“Do you know how difficult it is to be Judy Garland?  And for me to live with me?  I’ve had to do it — and what more unkind life can you think of than the one I’ve lived?” Two years after making those comments to McCall’s magazine, Judy Garland was found dead in her rented London home.  […]

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Baby Boomers challenge the myths about growing old

Posted on June 17th, 2021
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The term ageism, coined in 1968 by psychiatrist and pioneering gerontologist, Dr. Robert N. Butler, refers to prejudice against the elderly. “Ageism reflects a deep seated uneasiness…a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability, and fear of powerlessness, uselessness, and death,” Dr. Butler said. What particularly exasperated Dr. Butler was the reality that chronological […]

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Home or Hospital?  Choosing a place to die.

Posted on June 10th, 2021
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Most Americans would prefer to die at home.  Surveys show that 90% of our population wants to pass away in their own beds. There was a time when the majority of deaths were homebased.  In 1912, two-thirds of those passing succumbed there. “Throughout human history, and until very recently, most people died at home,” Dr. […]

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Interview with Dr. Streit-Horn on After Death Communication

Posted on May 28th, 2021
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After Death Communication (ADC) is the clinical term for seeing, hearing, or feeling the presence of a deceased person.  The event is spontaneous and, in terms of the laws of physics, unexplainable.  It is estimated that 20 to 30% of the population has had an ADC occurrence during their lives. In her book, Surviving Death, Leslie […]

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Boomeragers: Young Adults are Returning Home

Posted on May 21st, 2021
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When Pew Research Center announced last fall 52 percent of young adults in the United States were living in their parents’ homes, social scientists took notice.  This percentage was an all-time high, surpassing the 48 percent previous high which occurred at the end of the Great Depression. Put in raw numbers, this meant 26.6 million […]

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