Discover our complete memory care guide

When your parent or spouse is showing signs of cognitive decline, or they’ve been diagnosed with vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you’ll no doubt have concerns and questions. Fortunately, a dementia diagnosis doesn’t change a person overnight, but it’s helpful for you and your family to learn what may happen as the disease progresses. The good news is there are many ways to support a loved one with dementia, including senior living care options. While dementia symptoms can evolve, one thing that will never change is your dedication to your loved one. Read our complete Memory Care guide for answers on how to help your loved one today and in the future, with 24/7 personalized care, companionship and peace of mind for everyone.

Common signs of dementia

If you’re noticing your loved one having difficulty with familiar tasks or memory issues, you can download our essential Memory Care guide by filling in the form to find out more about:

  • Five key signs of dementia
  • Signals that your loved one may not be safe alone at home, such as if they’re wandering or forgetting to eat
  • The next steps to take after a dementia diagnosis
  • Indicators when being a caregiver may be jeopardizing your relationship, and you all need more support
  • Expert advice for introducing the idea of moving, so seniors feel involved in the decision and enjoy the friendships, enriching activities and care offered by premium senior living.

What is Memory Care?

Memory Care in Canada is available at nursing homes, long-term care facilities and private senior living residences like Amica. In addition to safety protocols, staff are trained to help soothe frustration, anxiety and other issues that seniors with cognitive aging may experience. Our guide on care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia reveals:

  • How seniors can best transition from home care to Memory Care
  • What seniors can do when one partner needs Memory Care but the other doesn’t
  • The differences between Memory Care at private-pay residences and public long-term care facilities
  • Real stories of seniors who are thriving in Memory Care at Amica.

How to support seniors with dementia

Read our primer on dementia care to learn what families can do to help a parent or spouse with dementia feel supported and comfortable. You’ll also find:

  • Expert insights into dementia-related behaviour changes, and how to connect and communicate better
  • Tips on hosting dementia-friendly gatherings
  • Advice on making the most of your visit to a Memory Care resident.

Download this introductory handbook on Memory Care today so you can make informed decisions together.