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Caregiving for the Aging Senses Part 3: Hearing

Hearing is a degenerative sense, meaning that it naturally deteriorates with age. The tiny hairs in our ears (called stereocilia) that process sound become damaged with age and exposure to noise. However, some aging people lose their hearing more quickly or profoundly than others. Hearing loss has significant emotional and physical effects on aging people; continue reading…

Seasonal Depression: It’s More than the “Winter Blues”

Undiagnosed, untreated, unrecognized Seasonal Affective Disorder could be making the tough times tougher As if it weren’t sufficiently challenging to face the holiday season after the loss of a loved one, changing seasons can create, contribute to or deepen feelings of depression in 20 percent of people (Mayo Clinic, 2017). In the winter months, shorter continue reading…

Your Holiday Grief Toolkit: Piecing Together a Holiday without your Loved One

There is perhaps no milestone so daunting for the newly bereaved as the holiday season: a time typically spent celebrating family and enjoying the company of loved ones. Getting through your first holiday season without a loved one is difficult, but certainly not impossible. Just as you have weathered the grief process so far, rest continue reading…

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