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Downsizing: Making More Time for The Important Things

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2018 4:53:15 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Senior downsizing, senior moving

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Whether you are downsizing because of a move or simply to unclutter your life, there are definitely some tangible benefits that can come from the process.  Sometimes we end up spending more time taking care of “our things” than ourselves or our friends and family.  When you remove some of those obstacles, you have time to focus on what is really important. Here are three positives that can come from downsizing:

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Three Moving Tips for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2018 6:06:49 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Senior Transition, Elderly Care Transitions, Help Seniors, Help Older Adults, senior moving

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 Moving, as anyone can attest to, is not fun.  Whether you are downsizing into a smaller home or condo or moving into a retirement community, it can be hard work both emotionally and physically.  However, there are things that you can do prior to your move that will make it a lot easier.

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Downsizing: Three Emotional Upsides for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2018 4:01:43 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Senior Transition, Elderly Care Transitions, Help Seniors, Help Older Adults, Senior downsizing

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Downsizing can be emotionally overwhelming.  It can be especially hard for seniors moving to a retirement or assisted living community who may be leaving a home where they raised their family and accumulated a lifetime of memories.  However, there are upsides to downsizing and it can be both liberating and rewarding if you follow these tips:

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How to Take Care of Your Aging Senior’s HairYour

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2018 9:31:00 AM / by Bart Delsing

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Age-related changes mean unique hair care needs

As with just about everything, hair changes with age. Over time, the fibers in your hair thin and fall out, especially if it’s been dyed or color treated over the years. Pigment cells stop producing and hormones that once stimulated hair fibers weaken. Fortunately, there are methods that can help maintain you or an elderly loved one’s hair to keep it looking and feeling healthy.

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You Are (and Feel) What You Eat

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 9:20:35 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Eating to treat depression

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How healthy eating may help alleviate depression

As people get older, most of the common health issues they experience are fairly noticeable. If, for example, someone is in pain or discomfort, this will be evident, and hopefully a test or examination will reveal the problem. But one ailment that affects many older people is something that isn’t always obvious and won’t show up on any test: depression.

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5 Ways Seniors Can Maintain Their Independence

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney

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These tips can help an aging individual stay independent

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Metabolic Syndrome: The Risk Increases with Age

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney

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The symptoms of metabolic syndrome are subtle – here’s what to look out for

The American Heart Association estimates that approximately 34% of the US population suffers from a condition they’re probably unaware of: metabolic syndrome. In general, the risk of the condition increases with age, from being overweight, and for those already battling pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

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6 Nutrients and Foods Seniors Should Eat More Often

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Bart Delsing

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Healthy eating for seniors isn’t all that different from healthy eating – it’s just more important

As we age, our bodies change significantly and chronic conditions and nutritional deficiencies become more prevalent. Senior metabolisms slow down and the body becomes less efficient at absorbing key nutrients. In addition, the ability to taste some foods declines and other foods can become more difficult to chew or digest.

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How to Help Seniors Tackle Clutter

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Jack Maloney

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These six tips can create a happier and healthier home

We live in a world of stuff. Everywhere we go, we’re surrounded by it. Living minimally is certainly not the strong suit of most Americans. And this is perhaps most evident in older generations.

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How We Got Started in Home Healthcare

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 11:14:57 AM / by Bart Delsing

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Yoga For Seniors: More than Just Stress Relief

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 2:17:13 PM / by Jack Maloney

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Many seniors obtain general wellness from yoga – here’s why

Some people simply don’t feel right until they’ve practiced yoga for the day, which might explain its 5,000 year relevance. Today, modern medicine has uncovered surprising benefits of this ancient discipline, including stress relief and decelerated aging. In fact, yoga is an excellent way of improving overall wellness in seniors, even for those with physical limitations.

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How to Speak to a Loved One with Dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2018 10:35:52 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Speak to a Loved One with Dementia

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The importance of warmth, patience, and ongoing emotional memory

Dementia is an inclusive term for a number of conditions which can affect the brain and body. It can manifest in one of ten different forms. The most common (and generally known) form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease, from which more than 5 million Americans suffer. Alzheimer's also has the perception of exclusively being an “old person's disease,” when in reality, one does not need to be elderly to suffer from it. Five percent of the overall number of sufferers are affected by the early onset of dementia.

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