Social Bridges are a fascinating concept. They relate to people, places, events that connect people across time and space. Everyone will have their own personal social bridges and then there are others that are more commonly shared.
Dr Susan Delaney’s article ‘Don’t Shy Away,’ published in The Irish Times offers very useful and practical guidance on how to commuicate with, and support, friends who have been diagnosed with a serious illness. The link to the article is: http://ow.ly/4tkxG
I want to draw attention to this article, which relates to the use of art with people with Alzheimer’s Disease http://www.miller-mccune.com/health/art-and-alzheimers-another-way-of-remembering-25996/ because I feel it relates very much to the sorts of ideas which highlighted by the Memory Bridge Foundation. I have discussed the Memory Bridge Foundation in Sections Three and Four of my writing on Losing Elderly Parents.
‘End-of -life issues do not just end with death’ is an article which I wrote reflecting on my experiences as a daughter witnessing the final stages of my parents lives. It was published in the Irish Times yesterday. To read the article click on http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2011/0322/1224292769725.html