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⚾️ What's Happening at Marjorie P. Lee in April?

 

Batter up! If you’re a senior living in Cincinnati, you know that April means it’s . . . BASEBALL SEASON! Opening Day is a pretty big deal here in the Queen City; it’s virtually a holiday. Every year, we look forward to fresh starts and clean counts.

This month, our residents will join the rest of the Tristate in welcoming back our Cincinnati Reds, and in welcoming back warm weather. Here are all the ways we’ll be celebrating in April.

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Four Developments Shaping the Future of Memory Care

Dementia care and memory support have historically been difficult to provide. Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders have not been well understood, so effective treatments were slow to develop.

But memory care is changing. Now that doctors and medical researchers are beginning to gain a better understanding of dementia’s causes and symptoms, memory support care centers are being designed with patients’ needs and tendencies top of mind.

Here’s how people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s will be cared for in the future.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Dementia and "Normal" Aging

Forgetfulness is common among elderly people. But how can you tell the difference between your older parent or grandparent’s temporary, age-related forgetfulness, and new-onset cognitive disorders like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, which might require support services or moving to a residential memory care to safely manage?

It can be a bit tricky. But there are methods of distinguishing between memory lapse and memory loss. Today, let’s discuss the signs and signals you can look for when your older loved one is exhibiting possible symptoms of dementia.

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Your First 4 Steps After Mom or Dad is Diagnosed with Dementia

An estimated one in three American seniors are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease at some point in their lives. That translates to millions of Americans living with a dementia diagnosis, and many more millions of family caregivers providing support to them.

When your parent  is diagnosed with dementia, it can be equally devastating for them and for you. What should you do? What steps should you take to make sure that your parent has the care and support he or she needs?

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What's Happening at Marjorie P. Lee in March?

 

March has roared in like a lion to Cincinnati this year, as the saying goes, with some crazy weather! But here in the Queen City, we know that milder temperatures and springtime breezes are just a few days away. Here’s what seniors living at our Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community will enjoy while we wait for the warm-up.

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4 Tips for Coping with Caregiver Stress

Stress and fatigue can be significant challenges for people who provide care for seniors with dementia or serious physical limitations. It’s important, if you’re a caregiver, to care for yourself too. But in many situations, that’s easier said than done.

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, about one in three family caregivers report having difficulty finding time to care for themselves, managing emotional and physical stress and/or maintaining work-life balance.

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How to Keep Your Elderly Parents Happy and Healthy This Year

 

If you’re the adult child or part-time caregiver of a senior living in Cincinnati, how can you ensure that your parent will be safe, healthy and happy in 2017? It can be distressing to worry about older loved ones if you don’t see them every day — especially if they live alone.

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What's Happening at Marjorie P. Lee in February?

 

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s almost Mardi Gras, and after that, spring is just around the corner. Let’s look at the events and activities our senior residents will enjoy as we wait on warm sunshine to return to the Queen City.

 

February Events

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Is Mom Battling the Winter Blues, or Clinical Depression?

 

Many Midwesterners experience the winter blues. The days are short, cold and gray. People are cooped up indoors. It’s easy get bored or a little case of cabin fever, to feel sad, to eat less and sleep more.

But how do you know when your older parent is actually exhibiting not the winter doldrums, but signs of serious clinical depression?

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5 Things for Seniors to Know During National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, so we thought we should take a moment today to pass along five facts Cincinnati seniors should know about the dangerous eye condition. We’ll also give you tips you can use to protect your vision and maintain good eye health.

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