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Essence Health Services

Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia and is the most common cause of dementia in the Canada. While memory loss is one of the most common indicators and symptoms of both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease specifically, it is not the only symptom. Dementia can affect behavior, speech, emotions and feelings and thought processes. Symptoms of dementia can include problems with:
  • Memory loss.
  • Thinking speed.
  • Mental sharpness and quickness.
  • Language, such as using words incorrectly, or trouble speaking.
  • Understanding.
  • Judgement.
  • Mood.
  • Movement.
  • Difficulties doing daily activities.
Essence Health Services offers specialist support for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Our understanding and knowledge around the challenges for people living with Alzheimer’s themselves, and also for those caring for family members with dementia, is why we place huge importance in how we deliver this specialist support. Our specialist Alzheimer’s support The first thing we do is work with you to build a person-centered care plan. This ensures we learn all about the individual, what’s important to them, how they like to live their life and their care needs. In doing so we always:
  • Keep our clients and their families at the heart of the care we provide.
  • Take time to learn about the client and their story.
  • Ensure that we provide care with the utmost dignity and respect.
  • Support clients with their emotional, physical and cognitive wellbeing.
  • Take time to understand usual routines and build these into the care we provide.
  • Support with maintaining social connections and relationships.
Our Care Professionals are trained in specialist dementia and Alzheimer’s care Our Care Professionals all receive specific training in how to provide care to those living with different types of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This means our Care Professionals will:
  • Support the client to make decisions themselves.
  • Ensure the client is kept safe.
  • Alleviate pressure for caring relatives.
  • Help to support a safe, clean home environment.
  • Provide nutritious meals, and support hydration.
  • Assist with personal care and medication.
  • Build positive relationships with the client and their families.
  • Engage the client in activities that they enjoy.
  • Use reminiscence techniques where appropriate.
  • Encouragement to engage in social events and remain a part of their community.
We understand the challenges of caring for someone with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We also know how to support individuals and their families in managing and maintaining relationships and getting the most possible out of day-to-day life.

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