Following her own personal experience taking care of her mother towards the end of her life, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ellen Goodman started The Conversation Project . Her experience proved very difficult and, as a result, she wanted to help people understand how to have these conversations as a way to gain insights and understanding into what issues matter most to people towards the end of their lives.
- For those people who are looking for tools to help you have the difficult conversations, there is a conversation starter kit available on The Conversation Project’s website.
- For those who are coping with family members who are suffering from dementia, there is a special starter kit available.
- The Conversation Project has also recently published a useful new guide that gives you practical advice on how to select a health care proxy. All materials are free and available for download.