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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...

A Caregivers Guide to Meaningful Holiday Activities for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Meaningful Holiday Activities for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

“The holidays are a time of excitement, anticipation, family gatherings and good cheer,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida.

“But if you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, the holiday season can also be a time of increased stress in the household. The added stimulation of the holidays with its busy pace and added ‘hustle and bustle’ can make your loved one with memory loss feel more anxious and trigger challenging behaviors.

“Fortunately,” she states, “experts in memory care and social engagement therapy offer useful tips that can make the holidays more meaningful and enjoyable for your loved one and the whole family.”

Holiday Guidelines for Caregivers

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Home Staging: 7 Ways to Prepare an Older Loved One’s Home for Sale

“Today with our large older population, more adult children are tasked with helping an aging parent or loved one sell their long-time home – often because of health-related reasons,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola, the beautiful new memory care community opening this December in Pensacola, Florida.

“Older adults can become unsafe in their homes for a variety of reasons: declining physical abilities (e.g. vision and balance), risk of accidents and serious injury or a progressive disorder such as memory loss. When this occurs, it can place a great deal of pressure on their adult children or other family members to move quickly to do what is best for their loved one.

“According to the Assisted Living Federation of America, AARP and other senior care resources, memory care assisted living communities have become a popular choice for aging loved ones who are...

Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) at Clarity Pointe Louisville Feedback

10/13/16, First Training Session (community, families, & staff)

What will you do differently after the VDT experience?

“It gives a view into a person with dementia’s life dealing with simple tasks that has become difficult to manage.  It allows me to be more compassionate and understanding of one’s reality with dementia.”

“I better understand my husband’s frustrations and his need of help with things that he did for himself before.”

“I will be more patient with those who have dementia.  I will put myself in their shoes and process what I think could be going through their minds at this time.”

“I understand what people go through now.  I will try to educate others on what I went through.”

“I will be more patient with my Aunt.  I have a new understanding of how my Aunt may process the information.”

“Now, I will probably be MUCH MORE empathetic.  I have a new found...

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