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.
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.