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Be Aware of Your Words When a Loved One's Death Is Near

Researchers say that the ability to hear is the last sense to surrender as a person's body goes through the death process. That statement assumes, of course, that the person has previously suffered no profound hearing loss. Most of this research has been done on people who are in a coma. However, many of us who have attended deaths of loved ones have seen for ourselves the effects of words on an otherwise non-responsive elder.

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