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8 09, 2020

Dementia – Know the Signs and How to Get Help

2020-09-08T12:57:03-04:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Health, Mental Wellness|Tags: |

Finding out that someone you love has dementia can be devastating.  Unfortunately, by the time that most people notice the symptoms, the disease may have already progressed significantly.  However, there are early warning signs that can help you identify if a loved one is suffering so that you can seek treatment sooner as well as ensure that you are better prepared for when the disease gets worse.  In addition, numerous resources exist that provide the most up to date information on clinical research, support groups, and treatment options.   FirstLantic Healthcare has put together the following guide so that you know how to spots the signs of dementia and how to find support if necessary.   Early warning signs:  It’s important to recognize the difference between [...]

2 09, 2020

Ten Jobs That Are In Demand Now

2020-09-02T11:13:43-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Health|

If there’s one thing that we have learned about our economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the U.S. is heavily reliant on service jobs.  Restaurants, hotels, casinos, fast food chains, and grocery stores among many others employ millions of people.   Most of these jobs pay hourly rates sometimes making it difficult to do much more than live paycheck to paycheck.  The manufacturing jobs that didn’t require a college degree but paid well enough to live a middle-class lifestyle are mostly gone.  So, what are the best jobs for the next ten years and how do you ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared to thrive in the future?   FirstLantic shares 10 jobs that have higher wages and have the most anticipated growth [...]

25 08, 2020

Six Tips to Help Children Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

2020-08-25T10:59:21-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Grandchildren|Tags: , |

With everything going on in the world, it’s hard for adults not to feel overwhelmed so why would children be any different?  After all, they hear the news and pick up signals from their family and other adults.  But how do you handle your grandchildren’s anxiety if you are feeling the same way?  Well, FirstLantic.com has six tips that you can use to manage your own feelings of anxiousness and help children cope as well.   1. Stick to a routine As easy as it might be to throw that out the window, routines create structure and certainty which everyone can use right now.  Keep as much of your child’s old routine in place as possible, or start a new one, but either way, try [...]

18 08, 2020

Keeping Your Grandchild’s Education on Track During COVID-19

2020-08-18T13:10:57-04:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Grandchildren|Tags: , , |

The biggest challenge that parents and grandparents are facing right now is how to make sure their children are getting a quality education during COVID-19.  There are no easy answers but luckily, you’re not alone.  Plenty of resources exist to help you navigate this new reality.  There are free or low-cost tools that can help keep children engaged in learning and also provide them with educational and fun activities that can occupy their time.  Weary grandparents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief…   FirstLantic.com has put together a comprehensive list with some of the most innovative learning applications designed to help you through this difficult time.   Expedition Learn Remember the encyclopedia company, Britannica?  Well, they’re still around, and their business has become digital like [...]

11 08, 2020

Dating in the Time of COVID-19

2020-08-11T13:18:45-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Aging, Loneliness and Isolation|Tags: , |

Remember that famous novel, Love in the Time of Cholera?  Well, this blog is sort of about the same thing except it’s not necessarily about love and it has nothing to do with Cholera.  So, it really isn’t the same story exactly, however, dating is involved which could lead to love.  And if love does evolve, we could always change the name to Love During the Time of COVID-19, although that title may not necessarily appeal to a mass audience.  Anyway, we digress.  Our FirstLantic blog this week is about dating during a pandemic, staying safe while dating, and some tips on how you still might be able to find “the one.” Number 1 – Test the Waters If you are like many people, your [...]

4 08, 2020

Five Reasons You Should Think About Long Term Care Insurance

2020-08-05T13:51:28-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Health|

70% of people turning 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. 90% of those who receive long-term care assistance live at home or in a community setting. These stats are pretty sobering and yet most of us are not really prepared to have to pay for outside help for 10 or possibly 20 years during retirement.  In fact, many people believe assisted living is covered by Medicare.  57% of people surveyed said they plan to rely on Medicare to help pay for any senior care they might need.   However, while Medicare is available to help with short-term personal health coverage or pharmaceuticals, it is not available to pay for assisted living in most cases.  And Medicaid is only available to [...]

21 07, 2020

Male Menopause – Fact or Fiction?

2020-07-24T08:51:48-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Health|

It wasn’t that long ago that many women found the subject of menopause to be taboo.  It was bad enough to deal with the side effects but the stigma of it was almost as difficult to acknowledge.  Luckily, society is more open about the topic now which has been a relief for many women who suffered in silence.  But, what about “man”opause or andropause which describes age-related changes in male hormone levels?   Well, it turns out that although there are significant differences in the way men and women experience the aging process, there are some similarities such as reduced energy, mood swings, lack of sexual drive, insomnia and irritability.   However, because these changes happen more gradually for men, they often can be overlooked or ignored [...]

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