Author Archive for Judy

Director of the Adidam Death and Dying Ministry.

Do Not Hold the Dying Person To This Life

Question: In the Checklist on Death and Dying you say, “Do not try to hold on to the dying person. It is fine to reminisce if the person chooses, but do not hold the person to this life, for example, with stories or family photos.” What about reading to them or giving them a massage?…

Answers to Your Questions on Death and Dying

We’re initiating this blog on death and dying by addressing one of the most common circumstances we run into when talking with people about a person nearing the death transition. The question is a variation on the following: “My father is in his last stages and doesn’t want to talk about funeral and burial arrangements,…