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23 02, 2021

Elder Guardianship – What is it and Why do you need it?

2021-02-23T11:59:13-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Home Caregivers, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , , |

What exactly is an elder guardian, and why would someone need one?  In our blog this week, FirstLantic.com explores how legal guardians are appointed, their obligations, and their role for their clients. As some people age, they get to a point where they’re no longer mentally or physically capable of taking care of themselves.  When a person is deemed incapable of their care, a guardian may be appointed by a court of law.   Elderly guardianship, also known as elderly conservatorship, gives the guardian the authority to make critical decisions for the person (known as the ward) over whom they've been appointed.   Typically, the person has a chronic mental illness like dementia, a developmental disability, or a traumatic brain injury and can no longer decide about their [...]

5 01, 2021

The One Resolution We Can All Keep

2021-01-05T11:07:23-05:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: charity, Mental Wellness|

Every year millions of people around the world make resolutions most of which are broken by the end of January.  So, what if this year we all made just one resolution and stuck to it. What if our one resolution was to treat everyone we meet with respect and dignity.  What if we speak in a civil tone even if we disagree with each other.  What if we appreciated another political viewpoint even if it’s wildly different from our own as long as it wasn’t destructive or violent in nature.  And what if we went out of our way to be nice to another human being that was lonely just once a day or even once a week. Now, this may sound a little utopian [...]

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 [...]

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