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Heartbreaking letter from an unknown old woman in a nursing home: ‘See Me’

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 3-02-2014 11:00 | Stories | Category: Elder Issues, Health

‘See Me’ is a poem which has been found among the belongings of a deceased woman in a nursing home. It is a heart breaking call to be seen.
The staff of the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care was so impressed with the message that they edited the poem and offered the poem for distribution
Dutch care organization Omring made ​​a video of the poem with music and Dutch subtitles.

The video is not a professional conversion of the poem. It is the message we have to share as much as possible.
Read the poem after the break.

Recently I showed this video that I think it is the best video ever made about healthcare. That video is about one word: empathy.

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A Portrait Without Memory

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 23-12-2013 23:00 | Stories | Category: Elder Issues, Health

“A Portrait Without Memory” is a portrait of the grandmother of Marco Marzuoli, suffering from Alzheimer’s for seven years.

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Posted by Marc van Gurp | 14-12-2013 14:00 | Stories | Category: Elder Issues

Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the Ventana Wilderness.

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Posted by Marc van Gurp | 14-12-2013 13:45 | Stories | Category: Elder Issues

“So what shall we talk about at the present? How good it is.”

This short film from Director Eliot Rausch is an amazing and heartbreaking piece of work about the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Talking about this terrible disease is difficult. There is no cure. It’s a grueling process to the point of death.
And what the man says in the film: “When you lose your memory you lose yourself”.

See the Behind the Scenes after the break.

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