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Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Comfort Keepers Alzheimer’s and Dementia Informational Sources

Alzheimer’s and dementia present a number of challenges for both aging seniors and their families. Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia afflicted seniors undergo extensive training in the proper care and treatment for seniors in every stage of their disease. Well-trained caregivers assist seniors with their condition and attend to them with dignity and grace, helping seniors navigate the common tasks of daily life with ease and consistency.

Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers Canada to provide information about Alzheimer’s and Dementia-related topics.

Disclaimer: Comfort Keepers is a leading provider of in-home care for seniors and the disabled. Our service is a great option for seniors who wish to live at home but need assistance with basic tasks; however, our Comfort Keepers are not medical professionals, and they cannot administer medication or medical advice.



Featured Articles on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care:


Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs when the language centers of the brain sustain damage from illness, dementia, or injury. In seniors, the most common cause of aphasia is stroke. Victims of aphasia have difficulty communicating with others and may also have difficulty comprehending what others are saying, and this difficulty can be quite severe or very mild, almost unnoticeable.

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Many studies indicate that although dementia patients experience severe or chronic pain, they regularly receive fewer analgesics than healthy senior adults. This can primarily be attributed to the fact that while a healthy senior can verbalize pain and discomfort, dementia patients, especially those in the late stages, cannot.

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In the early stages of dementia, many seniors show less interest in what were once their favorite activities, and that can be hard on family and loved ones who want to help them. Routine activity, as long as it is carefully planned, can enrich the lives of those affected by dementia and support them in many ways .

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Senior nutrition and nutrient intake has a huge impact on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, making a brain-health diet extremely important for Canada’s seniors and elder care providers.

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