A diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer’s is life changing for both the individual with the disease and their family and loved ones. Providing care for someone living with this disease is not a simple task and can place a great deal of stress on the caregiver. In the early stages of dementia, the individual may feel everything is under control but as the disease progresses so does the degree of care sometimes even leading to 24/7 assistance.
Dementia is a term used to describe various brain disorders caused by physical changes in the brain. The changes in the brain occur due to loss of cells and the breakdown of important nerve connections. It is a progressive disorder severe enough to interfere with life every day and prevent and slow down daily activities. Progressive disorder means that the symptoms will get worse over time as brain cells become more injured and gradually die.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of 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.
Some of the symptoms of dementia include memory loss, difficulty completing tasks, reduced reasoning, communication problems, mood changes, forgetful of family/friends, and loss of coordination.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
There is help and no one has to face any form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease alone. New Dawn Home Care provides quality home care services to individuals living with dementia. All of our New Dawn Homecare staff are being trained and certified to care for individuals with dementia using Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care (PAC).
In the interim, we ensure that any patient with an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis is matched with a caregiver who has completed this certification. New Dawn Home Care offers personalized care services for clients living with dementia or Alzheimer’s to meet their every need.
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