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5 Fun, Memory-Sharpening Word Games for Crossword Puzzle Day

It's almost the big day and people all over America are atwitter with anticipation for it. We're speaking not about Christmas, of course, but about Crossword Puzzle Day on December 21 (yes, it is a real thing). This day is recognized as the anniversary (this year, the 101st) of the day the New York World published the first modern crossword puzzle, as devised by Liverpool-born journalist Arthur Wynne.

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Thinking with Sounds: The Link between Music and Memory

There's that song again. Hear it? Now remember what you were doing when you first heard it? You probably do.

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Can an At-Home Test Detect Risk Factors for Senior Brain Fitness?

There’s a moment of stunned disbelief when a parent or spouse or other loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Though you struggle with the diagnosis, you you’ve already noticed a few red flags— obvious memory loss or other indicators of cognitive decline.

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New Research Links Genetics to Brain Fitness for Seniors

The old wisdom surrounding brain fitness for seniors can best be summed up with the maxim— use it or lose it. To stay sharp, seniors were told that they must continually work to improve brain plasticity through lifestyle habits, exercise and environment.

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Research Discovers Unexpected Brain Fitness for Seniors

It has long been established that regular, challenging activity can stave off the degenerative brain changes associated with Alzheimer's. Although many people dream of working hard in their youth and retiring early, a new, surprising study has suggested that working longer into one's senior years may help to reduce the risk of developing dementia.

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Want to Experience Better Senior Living? Read.

You probably made a number of promises to yourself when you took your first steps into retirement living—experiences that you were finally going to enjoy now that you had time. You were going to eat better, go on the European tour you planned as an idealistic youth, finally join that book club. You may have even checked a few off your list.

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October Events and Activities at Marjorie P. Lee

Want to know what’s going on at Marjorie P. Lee? Our calendar can help you keep up with all of the senior living action that will be going on this month.

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer's in Senior Living


Did you know that if you’ve suffered a head injury earlier in life, you may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia in your senior living years?

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2 Simple Ways to Bring Brain Fitness into Everyday Senior Living

 

Memory loss, and its associated conditions, is one of the greatest fears of aging Americans.

But you can easily fight cognitive decline with every day activities that improve your brain fitness and mental wellness. Take a look at these simple ways to start improving your brain health.
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5 Common Reasons for Forgetfulness in Senior Living

 

Have you ever walked into a room only to forget what you were planning to do?

Don’t panic about the threat of Alzheimer’s or dementia just yet.

According to the Harvard School of Medicine, there a number of common reasons, wholly unrelated to Alzheimer’s or dementia, that older adults (and younger, too) experience lapses in memory.

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