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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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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 We Got Started in Home Healthcare

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

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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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5 Ways to Communicate with a Loved One who has Hearing Trouble

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 8:53:51 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Hearing trouble

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Patience and methodical communication can help deal with hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common part of aging. Approximately one in three people between 65 and 74 years of age and almost half of seniors older than 75 suffer from impaired hearing.

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9 Tips For Treating Age-Related Insomnia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Age-Related Insomnia

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Seniors with sleep problems: Bringing your body in line with your needs

For most of us, sleep tends to become a little more elusive with each lap of the Earth around the sun. But the notion that we should simply accept sleep problems as a natural part of the aging process is only partially true. While hormonal changes make us more prone to insomnia, they shouldn’t deter a good night’s rest.

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Does My Aging Loved One Have Congestive Heart Failure?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2017 3:38:00 PM / by Bart Delsing posted in congestive heart failure symptoms

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Helping your senior manage CHF

As loved ones age, chronic diseases become more common. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common condition in the elderly in which the heart no longer pumps properly to fully support the body’s needs. CHF can become serious, especially when it goes undiagnosed. According to the National Institute of Health, it is the leading cause of hospitalizations for people over 65 years of age and often causes readmissions. 

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How to Help Seniors Avoid Online Scams

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2017 9:17:25 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Help Seniors

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These four tips can keep someone from becoming a victim

Most of us have nothing but reverence and respect for the older people in our lives. They may be our parents and great grandparents, but they’re also our teachers, role models, and so much more. Unfortunately, however, for others, seniors are online targets. They are seen as vulnerable by scammers and will always be at risk for getting swindled. In fact, the National Council on Aging lists Internet fraud as one of the top 10 financial scams aimed at the elderly. This is why vigilance is important. To protect your senior family members, follow these tips:

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7 Ways to Prevent Falls in the Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 9:02:32 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Falls in the Home

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Especially important for seniors, these tips are good for everyone

Here’s a startling statistic: Every year in America, about 18,000 people die from injuries suffered in their home. And around a third of those are related to falls. While anyone can take a nasty fall, older people are the ones who are most likely to get seriously injured. This is why the right precautions are vital. To avoid being another statistic, here are seven measures to take:

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Caregiver Spotlight: Elaine Hutchins

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2017 9:10:00 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in FirstLantic Caregiver Spotlight

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A 20-year nursing veteran talks about what she likes best about her job and working at FirstLantic

At FirstLantic, we don’t consider ourselves just another group of home healthcare workers. This is because we go out of our way to find people who not only love what they do, but really want to make a difference in the lives of our patients.

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Protecting a Senior’s Nest Egg from Elder Financial Abuse

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Senior’s Nest Egg, Elder Financial Abuse

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Keep your older loved one’s money safe with these five tips

By the time most of us have hit our mid-20s, we’ve started working, and we continue to do so for several decades. Ideally, at some point we can stop getting up early most days to shuffle off to a job and coast into a nice relaxing retirement. But in order to do this, money is of course the key consideration. The right amount is vital to be able to comfortably enjoy our golden years.

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