Jun 1, 2023

Home Care and Helping a Loved One With Dementia: What You Need to Know

Compassion Network Home Care is Alberta’s trusted in-home care agency. We provide the best level of home healthcare, caregiving, and nursing, all within the comforts of your home.

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Are you growing concerned that someone you love may be beginning to show signs of dealing with Alzheimer's or Dementia? Facing memory-related issues can be dangerous for seniors living on their own without the proper care. Alzheimer's and Dementia can make facing daily tasks and quality-of-life necessities difficult and often lead to diminished care and ever personal safety issues if left unattended. While finding proper care and assistance for those facing memory-related diseases can feel daunting, with the right help, your loved one may be able to maintain their independence and enjoy living at home a little longer.

At Compassion Network Home Care, we believe that a life with dementia should never mean a life without dignity. We’re proud to partner with families and their loved ones in both Edmonton and Calgary to make sure you have access to in-home care you can trust. Below, we’ll talk about some of the early signs of dementia, as well as what goes into creating a safe and comfortable home environment for those facing memory issues. Read on to learn more!

Catching the Early Signs of Memory Loss

Dementia and degenerative memory loss can be dangerous if left unnoticed, especially for seniors who may maintain a more independent lifestyle. Knowing the early signs that your loved one may be experiencing some difficulty is crucial to keeping everyone safe and happy. Be on the lookout for the following signs:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily living
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  • Difficulty problem-solving or planning
  • Changes to mood or personality
  • Becoming more socially withdrawn

A more comprehensive list of signs and symptoms can be found here. If you notice your loved one exhibiting any of these signs, it’s important to speak with them and consider getting the opinion of a medical professional to garner more information as soon as possible.

Independent Living With Dementia

While those with more severe symptoms of dementia or memory loss may need to consider living accommodations that are better able to meet their shifting needs, the good news is, for many with very early signs or mild symptoms you can continue to live safely and independently in your own home. Working with a home care provider like Compassion Network Home Care can give you the tools and support that you, or someone you love, need to navigate day-to-day home activities, while also granting trusted companionship and personal connection.

At the Compassion Network Home Care, we know how important it is for seniors to maintain their sense of freedom and autonomy. We’re proud to offer reliable home care services for those who may struggle with mild memory issues. From Companionship to cognitive memory tests and more, you can rest easy knowing that you or your loved one are safe in our care and free to continue to enjoy a fulfilling life at home.

Next Steps

Learn more about our available dementia care services in Edmonton and Calgary and if they may be best for your family by contacting us today!

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