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Home Instead Supports Alzheimer Society of Peel

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​​Home Instead Senior Care in Mississauga supports the Alzheimer Society of Peel in a number of ways through fundraising, education and support of staff and clients. When Home Instead Senior Care launched their Facebook page last fall, they thought what better way to introduce this new resource to Seniors and their families than to donate $5 for every “like” they receive. On January 18th, Home Instead presented a cheque for $500 to the Alzheimer Society (60 Briarwood Avenue, Port Credit), to support their ongoing programs.

Please “like” their Home Instead Facebook page and help support the Alzheimer Society!

Today, Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects close to six million people in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about the Impact of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Despite its prevalence, Alzheimer’s and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s causes irreversible changes to the brain that result in problems communicating, thinking, and taking care of basic needs. Symptoms vary as the disease affects each person differently, but individuals with Alzheimer’s inevitably advance through increasingly debilitating stages, requiring progressively more intense levels of care.

Knowing some of Alzheimer’s warning signs can help you identify when changes taking place in your loved one go beyond typical age-related changes and may signify the effects of brain disease. Signs that point to Alzheimer’s may be similar but more severe, including:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Changes in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality

If you observe one or more of these 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s in your loved one, please talk to a medical professional.

Home Care Mississauga helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call 905- 276-2273.​​


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