According to the Alzheimers Association, dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of cases while Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common type. Symptoms of this condition can vary but include impairment in memory, communication and language, ability to focus and pay attention, reasoning and judgement, and visual perception. This can be a devastating diagnosis as memory loss and personality or behaviour changes can be stressful for caregivers and families, and safety often becomes a primary concern.
We tailor our care to the level of support your family member needs. Sometimes it takes the form of home check-ins, reminders, cueing, and reassurance to maintain home living, other times it means assistance with personal care, housekeeping or even redirection and management of anxiety or behavioural challenges.
We will meet with you to determine what care would provide the best support for you and your family, and one of our staff experienced in dementia care will ensure your loved will be well taken care of in a way that maintains their dignity and encourages independence and quality of life.