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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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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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National Glaucoma Awareness Month: What Seniors Need to Know

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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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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4 Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors in Assisted Living

What do you get for a Cincinnati senior who resides in assisted living? It can be quite a challenge for many people to puzzle out great holiday gift ideas for older loved ones living in retirement care.

With the holidays upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to take a moment today and parse out a few parcels that parents or grandparents in assisted living would be glad to find waiting for them under the tree. Read on to find our four best senior gift ideas!

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Make the Most of Thanksgiving with Your Elderly Loved Ones

Holidays can be times of sadness for your elderly parents or other loved ones, especially if they've recently lost a spouse or downsized out of their long-time homes. Additionally, all the hoopla, travel and coordination involved with staging family get-togethers can be physically and emotionally exhausting for older family members.

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3 Ways to Help Caregivers During National Family Caregivers Month

People who serve as caregivers for the elderly have a lot to deal with. That’s especially true if they provide full-time care for their loved ones while caring also for children, working and meeting other life responsibilities. They run the risk of burning out and losing themselves.

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3 Findings in National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Every November, we mark National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. It was first designated by President Reagan in 1983 (sadly, Reagan himself succumbed to the ravages of the disease in 2004).

As a memory care provider in Cincinnati, we honor both the month and the millions of families affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders. Let’s catch you up on the latest dementia studies and their potential findings.

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