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Step 1: Deal with Denial of the D-Word!

Care.comDeath is one of the few remaining taboos in our society. This is a problem. You can’t begin to Realize the Gift in Goodbye if you are too scared to admit that the D-Word is ever going to happen. The truth is, we all know that sadly “it” is inevitable. The best we can do is take advance positive action to create a treasured memento for our loved ones or help them create one for us so that peace of mind can be attained from knowing that we’ve all done the best we can.

Learning to accept the D-Word will have a powerful impact on your life. When you accept the inevitable, your life can change instantly and for the better, as you are released into a place where you live for the ‘now’, knowing that tomorrow may never come! Relieved and liberated from all that constrains you, you will be able to start the process of creating Your Legacy of Love much more easily.

Use the resources on this page to explore more about what the D-Word might really mean for you and your family. You’ll find recommended books, websites on aging, cancer, near death experiences and a space to express and share your own fears . . .

The links below will take you to the leading organizations in the fields of aging, senior care,  death, dying and the management of terminal illness. This list of links is by no mean exhaustive and we continue to add organizations on a regular basis.

Age Concern is the UK’s largest charity working for older people, they provide information on aging issues, including death and dying.

AARP The American Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons promotes the welfare of senior citizens in a variety of ways.

Association for Death Education and Counseling is an interdisciplinary organization with 2,000 members where you can find medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers.

Alzheimers Association offers brilliant advice on this disease and how to deal with it.

Cancer Hope Network offers help and advice to cancer patients and their families.

CancerHelp UK is the patient help service offered by Cancer Research UK.

Growth House is an award-winning gateway for coping with life threatening illness and dealing with end-of-life care.

IANDS is the International Association for Near Death Studies, conducting research and worldwide study into the subject.

Near Death has hundreds of articles an links to information on near death experiences.

On Death and Dying is an inspiring site that gives Buddhist insight into death and dying to help enrich and transform readers lives.

Sacred Dying Foundation aims to transform the dying experience offering volunteers to sit vigil at your bedside to help you make a peaceful transition.

Senior Journal is a place where you can explore everything about aging.

The Natural Death Centre publish various guides including the Natural Death Handbook, an extensive manual for improving the quality of living and dying.

If you know of a leading resource in any one of these fields, or wish to request a link for your own organization, please email us.

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