Alzheimer's Disease Care

Our trained caregivers are experienced in providing Alzheimer's disease care to the elderly

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It is characterized by the progressive and irreversible loss of brain function affecting memory, thinking and cognitive function.

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The number of seniors in Canada with Alzheimer's disease is expected to rise by 68% over the next 20 years

Early warning signs

What are the early warning signs of Alzheimer's?

How does Alzheimer's impact quality of life?

Alzheimer's disease substantially alters the lives of those affected. In earlier stages, they will experience troubles with everyday tasks - in later stages, people lose the ability to communicate and can no longer recognize family. This condition takes away one's ability to function independently and live a "normal" life.

Impact on Quality of Life

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dementia is a generalized term that refers to the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is a particular type of cognitive disease in which the patient’s mental capacities (memory, thinking, reasoning, and learning) begin to deteriorate and become disruptive to daily activities.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be challenging. Here are some ways to take care of an Alzheimer’s patient with ease:

  • Educate yourself about the disease
  • Be patient
  • Reduce frustrations
  • Prevent falls
  • Increase family engagement
  • Maintain a routine

Alzheimer’s is solely an age-related brain disease that affects memory, thinking, and other cognitive abilities. However, some other factors like inherited genes, environment, and lifestyle changes can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. It is most common in people above 65 years of age and can be extremely discomforting.

During the early stages of Alzheimer’s, most people can live on their own. As Alzheimer’s progresses, it affects the cognitive abilities of the patient as well as increases the risk of falls, anxiety, and aggressive behavior.

Patients with moderate Alzheimer’s shouldn’t be left alone. A live-in caregiver can provide specialized care to the patient (grooming, bathing, meal prep, medications, and light housekeeping). A live-in caregiver provides ongoing and discreet assistance, and improves the quality of living for the patient.

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