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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 Insights: How to Have a Healthy and Successful Visit

“Memory care experts often say that taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia is very much a family affair,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola.

“However, family members and friends are sometimes hesitant to visit and interact with a loved one with memory loss largely because they don’t know what to expect. We often hear comments such as, ‘Will he even know me?’; ‘I don’t know what to say?’; and ‘How will he react?’

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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Honoring Choices: The Foundations of Dignity in Memory Care

 Honoring Choices: The Foundations of Dignity in Memory Care

“While research scientists tell us that a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is still in the future, it is also widely recognized that the entire care and programming approach to memory care today could be more responsive and effective, says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director of the newly-opened Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola in Pensacola, FL.

Memory Care Insights: Discover the Magic in the Music for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Music Therapy

“We’ve all experienced the powerful influence that music can have on our lives,” says Lonette Bentley, Executive Director at Clarity Pointe™ Pensacola. When we’re tired and lethargic, upbeat music can give us a lift. And when we need to relax and unwind, the right music can be soothing and calming.”

Memory care experts, including those at The Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association, are touting the magic of music as an effective therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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. 

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