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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…

Helping Your Seriously Ill Loved One Through Difficult Emotions

As your loved one progresses through a serious illness, it’s only natural that he or she will face difficult emotions: fear, anger, sadness and much more. Yet not all people can express these emotions clearly. Perhaps your loved one is tearful, withdrawn, irritable or very worried. You may notice personality changes or feel that your continue reading…