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JUST FOR SUNDAY: 06/10/12

Jun 10th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We learned this past week of another friend who was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is the second friend in two months with this illness. Our first response was, “Oh NO!” The almost automatic denial response most of us experience.

We read about the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. We talked about how she was handling the issue on an emotional level. We shared our support and love for her. What’s next?

Next is doing what you can to support elderly loved ones through illness. And support is more than comforting words, although those are very important. But once your love and support for them is shared, following