Personal Support

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s and other related dementias cause progressive problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.

As an individual’s cognitive abilities begin to decline, assistance is often required to help the individual remain independent. Spectrum Health Care’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care services are designed to support patients and their families with the gradual stages of cognitive impairment.

Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are provided by nurses and personal support workers who are specially trained in the provision of care to individuals with these conditions.

Are Alzheimer’s and dementia care services right for your loved one?

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, our team of dedicated health care professionals can develop a customized care plan that is flexible and adaptable to the various stages of their condition.

Our Alzheimer's and dementia care services include:

  • Nursing services to address clinical care needs
  • Personal and home support services to assist with activities of daily living including: meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, toileting and errand running
  • Family caregiver relief services to provide continued care while a primary caregiver runs an errand or takes a break

Did you know?

Individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia may have a hard time with basic daily activities. Here are some helpful tips to help your loved one cope with daily living:


To minimize the challenge of dressing, keep dressing time consistent, encourage your loved one to dress at the same time each day. Keep clothing options to a few choices, invite them to help and provide step-by-step dressing instructions when needed.


Keep bathing and shower routines consistent, ensure you explain what you are going to do step-by-step to keep the individual calm. Make sure you have everything you will need ready in advance, and consider using grab bars and mats to increase safety and prevent falls.


Create and maintain a regular and familiar meal time routine that allows for adaptations to the needs of your loved one. Keep food choices, textures, colours and flavours to a minimum; this will assist your loved one and will help them to enjoy the basic pleasures of eating.

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