Chapter 4

Nurturing Your Loved One’s Mind, Body, and Spirit

One of the challenges faced when a loved one is declining is recognizing that simply meeting his or her physical needs may not be enough. There is a definite connection between the mind, body, and spirit, and if all three aren’t being nurtured, then the care provided at one level may not be sufficient to create the highest quality of life possible. Not only does an individual’s physical care need to be managed, but consideration must be given to that person’s mental and emotional needs, as well as offering nourishment for the spirit. All three areas must be cared for as a whole in order to enhance an individual’s life—creating as much well-being and zest for life as possible, depending ...

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