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Category Archives: Dementia

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s

October 9, 2019

The terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” are sometimes used interchangeably. However, these two conditions aren’t the same. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia. Dementia is a broader term for conditions with symptoms relating to memory loss such as forgetfulness and confusion. Dementia includes more specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and others, which can cause these symptoms. Causes, symptoms, and treatments can be different for these diseases. Alzheimer’s disease causes and risk factors Experts haven’t determined a single cause of Alzheimer’s disease but they have identified certain risk factors, including: Age. Most people who develop Alzheimer’s disease are 65 years of age or older. Family... Continue reading »

The importance of social interaction

March 31, 2019

As you get older, socializing, staying active and maintaining hobbies are all key to a happy, more fulfilled life. At Royal Home Caregivers, we are here to help It’s a sad fact that, as you get older, you can become more vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. In Alberta,many people over the age of 75 live alone, with the majority of older people reporting they can sometimes go for up to a month without speaking to a friend, family member or neighbor. Social isolation can happen for a number of reasons, such as the death of a spouse, retirement, disability or illness meaning it becomes harder to leave the house. Whatever the reason, one thing is certain: feeling alone can lead to depression and anxiety, as well as decreased physical health and well-being. However, it... Continue reading »

How to recognize that your parents are getting old

March 22, 2019

The decision of sending your old parents in a care home or providing continuous care such as live-in carer is always difficult for the whole family. The elderly people find it difficult to to accept any changes especially a significant one like moving into a care home or hiring a live-in carer can be a quite a challenge. It can be also awkward for their loved ones because they feel it is a big step for the whole family. How shall we behave in such circumstances? We definitely need to remain calm and think things through to find the best solution for all in this situation. It is worth to ask yourself and the potential resident of the care home some detailed questions that should help to make the right decision. Changes can be difficult. Moving into a care home makes older... Continue reading »

The 5 Benefits of Home Caregivers to Senior Citizens with Dementia

December 18, 2018

It is not easy dealing with some challenges when it comes to dementia. Our loved ones are not always who they are – sometimes, they merely give us a sense of familiarity. It is important that we always find the best ways to show our love for them, even when they no longer find us familiar at all. In handling certain areas of the disease, home caregivers are a huge help. If you are looking for caregivers in Alberta, Canada, Royal Home Caregivers is here to help you. We specialize in non-medical homecare in Canada to give the assistance your loved one needs. When dealing with trials with a loved one who is living with dementia, here are some pointers why you should turn to home caregivers for help: They can be assisted at the comfort of their homes. Some senior citizens... Continue reading »

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