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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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6 Ways Seniors Can Live a Heart-Healthy Life

Many seniors living in Cincinnati today have chronic heart disease. Indeed, much of the surrounding Tristate region — especially to the south and east, toward Appalachia — are part of a “heart disease belt” in the United States, according to findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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

 

(March of the Penguins will be shown in the Event Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.)

Happy New Year, Cincinnati seniors! We’re starting 2017 off exciting here at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community. Here’s a peek at what our residents will be enjoying this month.

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4 Things Cincinnati Seniors Should Do to Prepare for Flu Season

It’s flu season in Cincinnati. Although influenza is present year-round in the environment, in temperate climates like the Midwest, infections are usually more prevalent during the winter months, because people stay indoors — closer proximity to others yields higher transmission rates.

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