Alzheimer care providers offer specialized care and supportive programs for
persons with Alzheimer Disease or other forms of memory loss or cognitive
impairment. Providers may include Residential Care Homes in a designated, secure section of
the residence, as well as Home Care and Home Support
“These facilities offer care that fosters a residents' individual skills
and interests in an environment that helps to diminish confusion and agitation.
Specialty services are provided in a secure environment; such as activity
programs designed to include reality orientation classes and specially trained
professional staff skilled in handling the behaviour associated with memory
impairments. Many facilities that specialize in Alzheimer's or related dementia
disorders have building design features that assist with the problems associated
with this disease: colour-coded hallways, visual cues, and secure wandering
paths for additional security.” *
Alzheimer Care is usually provided through a secured unit for individuals with Alzheimer's and other
forms of dementia and is designed to maintain quality of life for residents as
their needs change, through the course of their disease.
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers a variety of support and education programs throughout the province. One of these programs is the Family Caregiver Series,
an educational series for those caring for a person with dementia. The
Family Caregiver Series helps explain what dementia is, and provides
the keys to manage quality of life, as well as coping skills to help
manage workload, grief and stress.
To learn more about the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society, contact your local Alzheimer Resource Centre.