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Death and Dying: Caring for a Senior

Watching a loved one near the end of his or her life is never easy, but there are several ways you can make the process easier for them.
Physical Needs
As your senior approaches death, their appetite may diminish, they may sleep much more and be harder to rouse, and they may become less responsive or cognitively …

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Palliative Care a Hot-Button Issue in North America

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Palliative care, the type of care administered to people with the aim of preventing and relieving pain and suffering, is a much-debated topic across North America. What first seems like a no-brainer – improving the quality of life for the ill – is an issue that goes much deeper than that.
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What is Palliative Care?

For people …

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Pet Therapy for Veterans and Other Seniors

With Veterans Day only a few days away, most people will take a few minutes to remember the sacrifices that seniors made for us. What we don’t realize, however, is the lasting psychological consequences that seniors have to live with, and how it affects them on a daily basis. Something small, like visiting them with a licensed therapy dog, can make a huge difference in their mood and affect.

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Types of End of Life Counseling

There are just some people who are not too tolerant with pain and depression that when they go through a suffering, they tend to end their lives as their absolute end. But not many of these end of life victims realize that it is not just themselves whom they hurt but also pain to those …

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