Alzheimer's

Effective Ways to Tackle Bath Time Routines and Dementia

Effective Ways to Tackle Bath Time Routines and Dementia

For seniors in the middle to late stages of dementia, what was once a pleasant routine for bathing and self-care can turn into a frustrating chore or, at its worst, uncomfortable, embarrassing torment. As dementia progresses and the ability to complete daily tasks diminishes, something as simple as bathing can become extremely difficult and unpleasant. If the loved one you’re caring for becomes resistant to bathing, you’ll need a plan to tackle bath time challenges in a way that’s safe for both of you.

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Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

When we talk about dementia, we often assume that it’s synonymous with Alzheimer’s disease. While the terms are often used this way, there are actually many different kinds of dementia. While most types manifest with some degree of memory loss and decreased cognitive function, they differ by specific symptoms, causes and available treatments.

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Honoring Choices: Helping with Everyday Challenges for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

If you’ve been caring for a loved one with memory loss, you’ve likely heard how important it can be to establish a daily routine. Routines can be helpful for those with diminishing cognitive abilities as they provide structure for the day and allow for natural cuing of what happens next. However, routines can become harmful if they begin to take away your loved one’s freedom of choice.

Guardianship & Elder Law Considerations for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Guardianship & Elder Law Considerations for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

If you’re caring for a loved one who’s living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, certain legal considerations could be necessary to ensure your loved one’s health, safety and well-being. Creating a living will and naming a power of attorney can help families ensure their loved one’s wishes are honored in a care setting during the later stages of memory loss. 

Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s: Adjusting to a New Normal

Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s: Adjusting to a New Normal

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the shock of the diagnosis can be overwhelming for the family, and reactions to this news can vary among each family member. As a loved one’s Alzheimer’s progresses, the challenges that come from caregiving and the difficult nature of the disease can cause even more struggles within the family. Alzheimer’s disease can make major shifts in family dynamics, which can be painful if families don’t prepare for them.

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Memory Care Insights: Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

Memory Care Insights: Understanding Different Forms of Dementia

“Many people today ask about the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director of the newly-opened Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida.

“Their question is not at all surprising because the terms are frequently used interchangeably and often cause confusion. The simple answer is that Alzheimer’s disease is just one form of a group of related cognitive disorders known as dementia. Just as an apple is one type of fruit, Alzheimer’s is one type of dementia.

Memory Care Today: The Value of Humor in Caregiving

Memory Care Today: The Value of Humor in Caregiving

“While it might seem rather difficult – even inappropriate – to associate humor and laughter with Alzheimer’s disease and memory care,”says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director of the beautiful, newly-opened Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola,“Memory care experts now say that a dash of humormight be the best medicine for both loved ones with dementia and their frequently overburdened caregivers.”

The Ethics of Fibbing in Memory Care: When Bending the Truth is Best

The Ethics of Fibbing in Memory Care: When Bending the Truth is Best

“We are taught from early childhood that telling the truth is extremely important in life,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director of the newly-opened Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola. In elementary school, we learned about George Washington famously saying, ‘I cannot tell a lie’ and Benjamin Franklin stating that ‘Honesty is the best policy’. Throughout life, we have been reminded that being truthful is the moral and ethical way to conduct ourselves.

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