April 6, 2020
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, since 2000, heart disease-related deaths have decreased 14%, while Alzheimer’s-related deaths have increased 89%. This article contains important information for Toronto's seniors and elders about Alzheimer's and treatments.
When caring for Alzheimer patients at home, ensuring your senior loved one remains as self-sufficient as possible, and yet safe around the house requires a delicate balance. Caregivers providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s must be diligent about identifying potential dangers in the home.
It is important for Toronto families to talk to their senior loved ones about the signs of Alzheimer's. As of 2016, there are an estimated 564,000 Canadians living with dementia - plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
For Toronto seniors dealing with Alzheimer's, spouses are more often then not, the first person to fill the caretaker role. And according to a Finnish study, spousal caregivers, especially ones with a previous history of depression, experience the highest level of caregiver stress.
Over the course of our lives—starting in our 20s—we lose brain cells, a few at a time, causing a normal decline in the brain’s ability to remember. You may have reason for concern if you forget directions to a place you have been to many times or how to do things you have done often. This could signal the beginning of Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia.