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Alzheimer's Care Retirement Homes Alberta

Finding care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease

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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 toward. Sometimes, patients' personalities become unrecognizable. In such situations, families must contemplate seeking professional care for their loved one.

What is Alzheimer's?

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 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.

Moreover, Alberta is an excellent province for Alzheimer’s patients to live in. Surrounded by the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, this province also encompasses beautiful boreal forests, Banff National Park, and many scenic lakes. Such ubiquitous natural vivaciousness could be really soothing and relaxing for an Alzheimer’s patient.

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

See the list below to find retirement homes with care for seniors with Alzheimer's Disease in the province of Alberta.

Finding Alzheimer's care

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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Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1X 1M9
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.
Cambridge Manor

Cambridge Manor

253 Smith St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6K1
Origin at Spring Creek

Origin at Spring Creek

808 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta, T1W0K3
Origin at Spring Creek is Bow Valley’s leading independent, assisted living, & memory care community. Nestled in the luxurious mountain town of Canmore, we empower our residents to remain happy, healthy & active.
Aster Gardens - Optima Living

Aster Gardens - Optima Living

7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A5L2
Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opening spring 2021, is Sherwood Park’s newest residence that will transform the way seniors live. Let us welcome you home.
Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

301 7th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1Y6

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