February 2024

Science Care newsletter

The Greatest Act of Love: Preplanning for the Future

The Greatest Act of Love: Preplanning for the Future

Planning for the end of life can be daunting and uncomfortable, but taking the time to decide on final plans can go a long way toward ensuring peace of mind for you and your family. 

Whether due to age, illness, or unexpected circumstances, death is an eventuality that we all must face. Death is complicated, but preplanning can alleviate much of the burden and uncertainty that often accompanies such transitions.

We’re sharing the significance of planning your arrangements in advance, and why taking proactive steps toward your end-of-life plans can be profound for you and your loved ones. 

One of the primary benefits of pre-planning in advance is the clarity it offers. By outlining your wishes for medical care, arrangements for final disposition, and estate distribution, you are empowering both yourself and your loved ones. Planning ahead ensures your wishes are honored but can also minimizes conflict and confusion for your loved ones after your death. 

As you go through the process of putting your wishes into writing, it provides an opportunity for reflection, closure and healing – not only for yourself, but for those you love as well. Discussing your wishes and sharing your memories can foster a sense of connection and understanding that surpasses your death. This can provide your loved ones with a stronger sense of closure.   

In our society, people often shy away from discussions of death and dying. Many individuals find that taking control of their own end-of-life plans can give you a sense of control knowing that your final wishes are clearly defined for your loved ones and will be honored as you intend.

If you aren’t sure where to start with your end-of-life plans or what final disposition is best for you, we’ve put together a helpful comparison guide highlighting the differences between burial, cremation, university donation, organ donation and body donation to science.

Ultimately, end-of-life planning is about more than just preparing for death – it is about embracing life in all of its complexity and uncertainty. Confronting the realities of life can inspire us to live each day with greater intention, gratitude and authenticity while also ensuring our wishes are honored after our deaths.

5 Organizations that Support Aging Adults

5 Organizations that Support Aging Adults

Supporting aging loved ones is uncharted territory for most, and we know that the challenges can feel overwhelming at times. We shared five organizations that are dedicated to providing assistance and guidance to both aging adults and their loved ones. 

READ MORE​​​​​​: https://www.sciencecare.com/blog/5-organizations-that-support-aging-adults

How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder manifests as mood changes and symptoms similar to depression. For most people, symptoms occur during the fall and winter months when the days are shorter and darker. If you or someone you know experiences symptoms of seasonal depression, we are sharing ideas for boosting serotonin levels and improving overall mood and well-being.

READ MORE: https://www.sciencecare.com/blog/feeling-sad-how-to-cope-with-seasonal-affective-disorder