What Is Dementia?
Dementia a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders that affect the brain. While Alzheimer’s disease can cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the diseases that can cause dementia. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 564,000 individuals in Canada are currently living with dementia and this number is expected to increase to 1.4 million people by 2031.
Symptoms of dementia include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, word retrieval, and language
- Losing track of time
- Wandering or getting lost in familiar places
- Trouble recognizing familiar faces
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Difficulty walking or balance issues
It can be very stressful to find out that one of your loved one is diagnosed with Dementia, so it is very important for you to have the support you need. Dementia care is about improving the lives of those diagnosed with dementia as well as their family members.
Aim of Dementia Care
Having qualified care at home is key to helping your parent with dementia stay as active and engaged as possible while ensuring their safety.
Dementia Care at Home
If your loved one is suffering from dementia, they can be cared for in a variety of settings.
Having qualified care at home is the key to helping your parent with dementia stay as active and engaged as possible, and safe.
At Nurses and Caregivers Canada, we provide help for dementia clients at home, in retirement homes, in long term care facilities, and in the hospital.
Dementia care at home may involve:
- Helping your parent with activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating, dressing, and taking medication on time.
- Providing cognitive stimulation, companionship, and help to manage challenging behaviors.
- Assistance with activities and exercises that can have a positive effect on parent’s mood and quality of life.
At Nurses and Caregivers Canada, we provide assistance for clients with dementia at home, in retirement homes, in long term care facilities, and in the hospitals.