Dementia can develop because of a mixture of influencing factors that are not yet fully understood, including one’s age, genetics, environmental conditions, lifestyle and habits, and other medical conditions and history. Some of these factors are controllable, while others are not. The main symptoms include difficulties remembering, communicating, and thinking – and therefore acting as one usually does.

Integracare provides private Dementia Care in your home in Toronto and Mississauga that is safe, comprehensive, and best-suited to the Client and their loved ones, 24 hours-a-day, wherever they call home. An in-home Caregiver can be a huge help to Clients experiencing symptoms of Dementia to take care of their daily activities. Our Clients’ health care plans are designed collaboratively with Clients, their families, and the community to foster joyful living, and as much independence as possible. If you or your loved needs assistance with Dementia or Alzheimer’s care at home, in hospital, or in a community residence, please contact us to learn how we can help.  Integracare is the only home healthcare company in Toronto and Mississauga to work exclusively with the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto to educate all of its Caregivers in all four facets of Dementia Care.

If you suspect you or your loved one might be experiencing signs of Dementia, please make an appointment with your doctor. Note that memory problems alone may be a symptom of another issue, and two or more symptoms are needed for a diagnosis. Early warning signs of Dementia include:

  • Difficulties remembering and recalling information –Our memories tend to become a little less reliable as we age, so a certain amount of loss in this area alone is not necessarily an indicator of Dementia.
  • Impairments of language and communication –Cognition is affected, thoughts might be accessed more slowly, and it may become difficult to interpret and process certain information. This can affect the ability to listen and speak during a conversation or to communicate the same way one once did.
  • Difficulties with focusing – Paying attention and sustaining focus for extended periods of time can become more difficult. It may be challenging to keep up with a conversation or focus on the story or plot of a TV programme or book.
  • Troubles with reasoning – Judgement and following the logical path