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The Association Between Hearing Loss & Alzheimer’s Disease

The Association Between Hearing Loss & Alzheimer’s Disease

As research on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has advanced, we have discovered several risk factors that we know can increase a person’s chances of dementia. These include genetics, age, brain injuries and diminish cognitive stimulation, just to name a few. Now, scientists believe there is another risk factor to consider. According to recent studies, loss of hearing may be linked to dementia and indicate a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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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 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.”

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, agita

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Humor in Caregiving: The Benefits of Laughter in Memory Care

Humor in Caregiving in Memory Care

Few of us would ever associate humor with memory care. However, today there is evidence that the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine,” could also apply to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

While there is certainly nothing funny about memory loss, experts now say that humor offers several tangible benefits for both memory care recipients and their caregivers.

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