Memory and Cognitive Health In Older Adults
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1w ago
As we age, it’s normal to experience some memory loss, diminished mental sharpness, and slower cognitive processing as the brain undergoes a series of chemical and physical changes, according to the National Council on Aging (NCA). For those with risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, or perhaps a genetic pr ..read more
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Self-care For Caregivers
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3w ago
Caregivers often put the needs of others before their own, even though it is essential for caregivers to prioritize self-care. Self-care is not selfish but rather an essential part of maintaining well-being. Without recharging themselves, caretakers can be at risk for compassion fatigue in which their mental, physica ..read more
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Funeral Etiquette Regarding Social Media 
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2M ago
Before the omnipresence of social media, the etiquette surrounding a death was less immediate. The family of the deceased called loved ones, co-workers, and friends to let them know of the passing. Then they usually placed an obituary in the local and/or national newspaper. Information about funeral services and mourn ..read more
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The Value of Preplanning a Funeral
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2M ago
Photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash It’s not hard to imagine the value of preparing a will to make sure your wishes are carried out or taking out life insurance to take care of loved ones left behind. Preplanning a funeral also has value in ensuring that your wishes are carried out after death as well as caring for your ..read more
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Recognizing and Speaking Out About Elder Abuse
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4M ago
Everyone should be treated with kindness, regard, and care, especially our elders. However, elder abuse is more common than you might think. Hundreds of thousands of adults over sixty are neglected, battered, and financially exploited every year–whether in their own homes or nursing facilities. The CDC reports that el ..read more
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How to Help a Grieving Friend
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4M ago
It can be difficult to know how to help a friend or relative who is grieving. While you can't take away the pain of grief, know that your support is essential in letting your friend know that they are not alone. Recognize that grief is a gradual process and continue to offer both moral and physical support whil ..read more
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Flowers To Personalize A Funeral
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4M ago
Flower arrangements have long been a part of expressing sympathy to loved ones after a loss or providing tribute and uplift during a funeral service or visitation. Flowers can be used to create a personalized memorial that faithfully reflects your loved one’s life and passions. If your loved one had a love of roses or ..read more
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Can I Be Cremated if I’m An Organ Donor?
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6M ago
Yes—in fact, any type of funeral services or cremation options may take place after donation. A donor’s body is treated with respect and dignity during the entire donation procedure which is usually completed within hours but can take up to 24 to 36 hours. The family may then proceed with any final disposition or fun ..read more
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What Should I Wear to a Funeral?
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6M ago
Funerals are solemn events that require a high level of modesty, dignity, and sensitivity. Wearing appropriate attire at a funeral is one of the best ways to show respect to both the deceased and their family and friends.  According to Everplans, “When deciding what to wear to a funeral or memorial service, think abo ..read more
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Preplanning a Funeral: A Thoughtful Act that Unburdens Your Spouse and Family 
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6M ago
Losing a loved one is an emotionally taxing experience, and in the midst of grief, the burden of planning a funeral can become overwhelming for the surviving spouse and family. Preplanning a funeral may seem like an unusual or uncomfortable task, but it is an act of profound consideration and love that can alleviate ..read more
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