Are you experiencing early warning signs of dementia?

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According to the Government of Canada more than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and older are living with diagnosed dementia.

If you or someone you love is living with Alzheimer's or dementia, know that you are not alone. There is help available for this disease.

Normal aging vs dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are not a regular part of aging. Alzheimer's Society of Canada estimates that 40 per cent of people over the age of 65 experience some sort of memory loss.

Here are some ways to differentiate whether your memory loss is a part of the normal aging process or whether it is an early warning sign of dementia.

Normal Aging


  • Not being able to remember details of a conversation or event that took place a year ago.
  • Not being able to recall details of recent events or conversations.
  • Not being able to remember the name of an acquaintance.
  • Not recognizing or knowing the names of family members.
  • Forgetting things and events occasionally.
  • Forgetting things or events more frequently.
  • Occasionally have difficulty finding words.
  • Frequent pauses and substitutions when finding words.
  • You are worried about your memory but your relatives are not.
  • Your relatives are worried about your memory, but you are not aware of any problems.

Please note this is a diagnostic tool only (provided by Alzheimer's Society of Canada). If you feel you or a loved one is showing dementia signs, consult a doctor.

Help is available

Living with Alzheimer's or dementia is a life changing experience. But you are not alone. If you or your loved one has Alzheimer's or dementia, Seniors for Seniors employs caregivers who have received additional training in dementia, Alzheimer's care and First Aid. Our caregivers can provide as little or as much care as you need.

Our mature companions are compassionate about caregiving. They have a desire to assist other seniors in living happier more independent lives in the comfort of their home, retirement home, assisted living facility or nursing home.

Drop-in, live-in and overnight assistance are just a phone call away.