Funeral Music Composed for a King

Duben wrote this piece for Gustav II Adolf’s funeral in 1634 (Gustav was killed in 1632, but was not buried for eighteen months).

Emily Post Eliminates a Funeral Tradition

Learn how Ms. Post viewed mourning, how she dispelled the “sitting up” tradition, and how she viewed servants who would not help during a time of need.

Choosing a Nursing Home

If you are thinking about a nursing home for yourself or for a loved one, you might realize that this choice is both difficult and painful.

A 1939 guide to Arranging and Recording Flowers

This particular entry regards flowers — specifically, the arranging and recording of flowers for a Protestant church funeral.

Symptom Relief for Terminal Illness

Remember to rely on a trained hospice worker, a trusted nurse or a doctor for specific directions for your ‘patient’ before you take extreme measures.

Depression, the Elderly and the Holidays

If you are gathering steam to celebrate the holidays in grand style, you might consider visiting a neighbor or two in those plans.

Burn the Trash, Bury the Treasure?

His statement, which has been echoed by several church leaders over the past few years, clearly marks cremation is something that only the ‘unclean’ would choose when he stated, “We burned the trash and buried the treasure.”

Redefining Domestic Partnerships and Funeral Arrangements in Rhode Island

The latest in deathcare news came today from Rhode Island, as that state’s Governor Don Carcieri vetoed a bill that would allow gays and lesbians in his state to plan funeral arrangements for their deceased partners.

Ten Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s Disease

As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Thinking About Death May Change Your Life

Have you faced the reality that, one day, you will die?