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The Power of Touch

Touch is the only one of our five senses that doesn't lose its potency with age. As we grow old, our sense of smell becomes less acute; our sense of taste becomes less discriminating; our acuity of hearing diminishes; our eyesight needs enhancement, but touch does not change. In fact, our need to touch and be touched becomes greater. We find glasses which help us to sharpen our sense of sight; we get fitted with hearing aids, in an attempt to restore our pleasure in listening to music, and to understand what others are saying to us. But we don't need any external aids to get joy from our sense of touch. It doesn't diminish.

Read the rest at AOL/Huffington Post's Healthy Living.

Thanks as usual to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with the AOL/Huffington Post people. It’s just one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.

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Hello Rhoda, I feel so

Hello Rhoda, I feel so enlightened and educated reading your post.  Thank you for sharing your side about aging.  I have an aging father and sometimes I have difficulty trying to figure out what works for him and what does not.  Your post is certainly very helpful!  Thank you.