Body Donation Blog
This video explores the difference between accreditation and non-accreditation and why choosing an AATB-accredited organization is important when researching whole body donation.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a groundbreaking surgical therapy that has revolutionized the treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is also being studied as a potential treatment for chorea, chronic pain, cluster headaches, dementia, depression, addiction, and obesity.
Anatomical donation is an alternative to traditional funeral arrangements with the potential to impact the quality of medical care and breakthroughs for generations to come.
Hospice is a vital part of healthcare with this compassion-driven type of care focusing on end-of-life care versus curing and prolonging life. Their end-of-life care includes emphasis on personalized care plans, managing symptoms and pain, improving quality of life, assisting with emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of death, providing supplies and equipment, helping teach families how to care/interact with the patient, and delivering special services including physical therapy or music and art therapy.
While losing a loved one is a universal experience, the intensity of loss can impact every individual emotionally and/or physically. Traumatic loss can come in many forms including serious illness or death of a loved one and the brain commonly responds similarly to emotional trauma or PTSD.
Mourning and honoring the deceased is never one size fits all and the beauty in death is the unique variety of life celebrations and how people honor their deceased loved ones.
The month of October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, which is dedicated to educating the public about what sudden cardiac arrest is and how to properly respond. To be clear, sudden cardiac arrest is not a heart attack.
Sometimes, the fight against Alzheimer’s can feel endless. Still, with dedicated research and studies, the medical community is making visible strides to help manage the disease and help those affected improve their quality of life.