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Memory Care Insights: The Value of Therapeutic Reminiscing

The Value of Therapeutic Reminiscing

“Although memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia diminish an individual’s ability to think clearly and recall facts, memory care experts tell us that the area of the brain that stores long-term memories is not affected until the later stages of dementia’s progression. says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida. 

“This explains why individuals with memory loss typically remember much more about their younger days than about what happened yesterday. For example, they can often recall people and events from 60 years ago with crystal clarity, but are unable to remember what they had for breakfast that same morning.

“Because of this phenomenon, reminiscing about the happier times in life is now used as a legitimate form of memory care therapy that helps loved ones with dementia to engage and connect...

An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Guide to Valuable Engagement Activities

An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Guide to Valuable Engagement Activities

“It is very important for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia to be socially and mentally stimulated,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida.To the extent they are able, it is beneficial for your loved one with dementia to continue with the interests and activities that he or she has always enjoyed. In addition to enhancing their overall quality of life, engagement activities can reduce behaviors such as anxiety, agitation, apathy, depression and wandering while also offering a sense of purpose and self-esteem.”

According to experts with the Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association, many of your loved one’s favorite activities can be modified to reflect their current ability and stage of memory loss.

The Value of Social Engagement Activities...

How Purpose-Built Memory Care Communities Improve Quality of Life

How Purpose-Built Memory Care Communities Improve Quality of Life

“Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have become a major health issue in American society that touches more families each year,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida. “Today, more than ever before, there is a priority need for top quality memory care.

While there is no cure at present, there has been significant progress in memory care research that is making the lives of loved ones with memory loss better and more uplifting. Interestingly, the very design, physical layout and program focus of a memory care community can have a major impact on the quality of life its residence enjoy.”

The Difference is in the Quality of Life

Different than multi-purpose senior care communities that offer a variety of services for a mix of assisted living, long-term nursing care and memory care...

Clarity Pointe Fayetteville Holiday Discount on Respite Care!

Give yourself the gift of Respite!

Through this holiday season, Clarity Pointe Fayetteville is offering a three-night minimum Respite stay for the price of one night.

However you spend your time off from caregiving, your loved one will enjoy a private apartment in a caring, calming environment with the same personalized memory care programming as our permanent residents. Call 479-442-2011 for further details and to schedule a stay.

Memory Care and the Holidays: 9 Coping Tips for Caregivers

Memory Care and the Holidays

“As much as we all look forward to the joys of the holiday season, we also know from experience that it can be a very busy and sometimes stressful time of year,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida. 

“For the increasing number of families providing memory care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the normal challenges of the busy holiday season can become even greater.”

As noted by Angela Lunde, memory care caregiving expert with the Mayo Clinic, the combination of physical and emotional issues that converge during the holidays can take a toll on caregivers who might not feel so merry.

Coping with the Emotional Challenges of the Holidays 

“Memories of better times may surface as reminders of what you've...

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