Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

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We sometimes suffer memory loss and diminished mental acuity as we grow older, but this has nothing to do with old age and everything to do with Dementia. Dementia and Alzheimer's are conditions that change lives and lifestyles, and need special care arrangements to ensure the comfort and security of our loved ones.

What are Dementia and Alzheimer's?

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of Dementia. It is characterized by problems with memory loss, thinking, and behavior that progressively worsens over time. Alzheimer’s affects the area of the brain that deals with learning, and difficulty learning new information is one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

What can I do for my loved one?

The first thing you can do for your loved one is to provide Home Care after their diagnosis. Home care involves understanding the specific characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease and how to adapt to your loved one’s change in behavior. Suggestions include:

What if I need more help?

If care at home is not a practical solution, you still have the option of enrolling your loved one in residential care.

A residential care facility can provide different levels of care to an Alzheimer’s or Dementia patient depending on their specific needs:

Adapting to life with Alzheimer’s and Dementia involves a lot of change and emotional turmoil for both yourself and your loved one, so keep them involved at all points in the process.

Contact GTA Senior Care Solutions, and we will help you assess your options and complete an appropriate care plan.