Alzheimer's Care Retirement Homes Alberta

Memory care homes throughout the province

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Below, find retirement homes in Alberta with care for Alzheimer's Disease and related forms of dementia.

Memory care in Alberta

The Manor Villages StayWell Manor  

174 Ypres Green SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6M2

Staywell Manor Village offers elegant retirement living in the heart of Calgary. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we have lifestyle options to meet your needs.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park  

22 Shawnee Hill S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 0P8

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Garrison Green by United Active Living  

3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 0C9

At Garrison Green by United Active Living, we offer memory care, independent, and assisted living. Enjoy spacious suites, in-suite laundry, fitness studio, art studio, flexible dining, underground parking and much more!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Chartwell Wescott Retirement Residence  

3841 Allan Drive SW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6W 4B8

An upscale retirement community with art studio, pool, yoga room and more. Located in Ambleside (Windermere) in south Edmonton with convenient access to coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants and shopping.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Memory Care

Garneau Hall Seniors Community  

10923 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2N9

Located in the heart of the Garneau district of Edmonton, Garneau Hall offers seniors a caring environment with the added comforts of home and the opportunity for an enriched new life.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

River Ridge Seniors Village  

#4 River Ridge Dr. N.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8V1

A premier Park Place residence in the heart of Medicine Hat offering independent living, supportive living, and long term care options. With spectacular views and services, River Ridge is a warm place to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Aster Gardens  

7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 1Y7

Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opened in March 2021, we are transforming Senior's living. You are going to love living here....Let Us Welcome You Home!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Memory Care

Trico LivingWell  

7670 4A St SW #100, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4S3

Trico LivingWell is designed to empower older adults to live their best lives by facilitating inclusivity and togetherness through a holistic health, empathetic and personalized approach to aging.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Riverwalk Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living  

528 25 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, V2S 0L5

Riverwalk Retirement Residence is centrally located in the Cliff Bungalow-Mission community of Calgary. We offer a continuum of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Prince of Peace  

300 Prince of Peace Way, Rocky View County, Alberta, T1X 1G2

Prince of Peace a variety of suites styles with kitchenettes and incredible mountain views. It's the perfect residence for seniors who are active, require some assistance, or have memory care needs.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

What is Alzheimer's and how do families deal with it?

Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, is a degenerative condition through which one loses his or her memory, brain activity, and cognitive capacities. Across the world, nearly 25 million people suffer from this terminal disease. We do not yet have a cure for it.

Alzheimer's Disease is extremely challenging for families to deal with. Indeed, watching a sufferer deteriorate would be draining for any family. Patients often become difficult or even abusive to anybody around them, including their families, to whom they were once warm and loving. Sometimes, patients' personalities become unrecognizable. In such situations, families must contemplate seeking professional care for their loved one.

Alzheimer's Disease research in Alberta

Alberta houses many Alzheimer's research projects, like the Alberta Alzheimer Consortium, the Alberta Alzheimer's Society, and University of Alberta's Alzheimer's research department. In 2011, the latter identified one of the brain's mechanisms that allow brain cells in Alzheimer's disease patients to die.

Read more on the causes, symptoms, differences and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in our free downloadable Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Handbook eBook

Tips on finding the best Alzheimer's care and paying

Alzheimer's treatments and research have progressed immeasurably over the past decade. Therefore, many retirement homes now have great resources to handle this disease (i.e. Alzheimer's Care Unit). Almost all Alzheimer's care homes in Alberta offer on-site certified nurses or on-call assistance around the clock.

The services that each retirement home offers depends on each unique case. However, there are some common Alzheimer’s home services, such as safety supervision, interaction with other residents, and other forms of mental stimulation. And, typically, each room has a call bell or phone system in case of an emergency. Although each home has different amenities and luxuries (i.e. private bathrooms with walk-in shower or climate control), they all share in their primary mission of creating a safe and supportive environment for your family member.

Paying for specialized Alzheimer's care is vitally important in many cases, as both Alberta's public hospitals and those in Canada's other provinces and territories, face progressive funding shortages. In contrast, private, long-term care facilities can provide your loved one with the most comprehensive and frequent care. Read a case study in paying for Alzheimer's care.

Alzheimer’s homes usually offer families as many educational resources as they need because they want family members to feel as empowered in the process as they possibly can. For example, they may encourage you to speak with someone from your regional Alzheimer’s society for additional educational support. In short, they often want you to be involved in your loved one’s care.

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