Alzheimer's And Dementia Care
Professional Caregivers You Can Rely On
Dementia is a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, and/or make everyday decisions. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors. It is characterized by changes in the brain over time that lead to the loss of neurons and their connections. Individuals with Alzheimer’s can be classified on a continuum, ranging from preclinical Alzheimer’s, where individuals have no symptoms, to severe, where symptoms interfere with most everyday activities.
The prevalence of Alzheimer’s and dementia increases with age. Early-onset and late-onset are the two types of Alzheimer’s disease. Early-onset is a rare type of Alzheimer’s disease, where individuals will show symptoms before 65. Late-onset is more common and occurs later in life. Since dementia is incurable and becomes more severe over time, people with Alzheimer’s and dementia cannot be left alone. Caregivers need to be aware at all times and adjust care to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia because their needs are always changing. At Boom Health, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care is carried out by Registered Nurses (RNs).
These caregivers will provide mind-stimulating activities, encourage social interactions and engagement, manage changing behaviours, and record any changes in behaviour and mood. Boom Health’s roster of fully vetted and professional Toronto-based RNs are trained to assist your loved one as they grow older at home.