604-349-2219

 

Blog

Sort Blog Posts:   Veterans (5)     Seniors (11)     Alzheimer's (27)     Dementia (19)     

Burning More Calories Associated with Reduced Alzheimer's Risk

    Whether people jog, swim, garden or dance, physically active older persons have larger gray matter volume in key brain areas responsible for memory and cognition, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UCLA.   ...

Common Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease

  Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases.   Its signature brain pattern is low activity (blood flow) in the posterior cingulate gyrus, parietal lobes and temporal lobes. In later stages of Alzheimer’s, the low activity often extends into other ...

NEW YEARS BLESSING

    May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities, and promises. May evening find you gracious and fulfilled. May you go into the night blessed, sheltered, and protected. May your soul calm, console, and renew you. ...

20 Questions that Help Explain Why People with Dementia Get Agitated and Physically Aggressive

  I've come across these questions that you can ask yourself to help you understand why people with dementia and Alzheimer's frequently get agitated and aggressive. I invite you to read through the questions and take a moment to answer them... you may be surprised by the fee...

AN ALZHEIMER'S POEM

      Do not ask me to remember. Don't try to make me understand. Let me rest and know you're with me. Kiss my cheek and hold my hand. I'm confused beyond your concept. All I know is that I need you. Do not lose your...

10 WAYS TO CALM A SITUATION

  (Image)   When people feel trapped and terrified, they get agitated, anxious, and sometimes aggressive.   It's normal behaviour for human beings to lash out when they feel threatened, whether they have dementia or not.   Unfortunately, many p...

In Flanders Fields

We must never forget those who gave their lives for our freedom.   (Image)   IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the...

Lest we forget

The army defends our coastline in boats?  Against Japanese sub attack during WW  II who knew?   (Image)   I found this out while I was in my local Staples and had the pleasure of having this gentleman ask me if I wanted to see a picture. He told me an abbrevia...

Halloween is becoming more popular than ever!

(Image)   Many of us celebrate the day for many weeks prior putting up decorations, getting into costumes - some scary some not. We may understand that the decorations that laugh eerily and the scary costumes are all in fun; however, it's also good to remember those in the famil...

What is Old?

  I came across this very interesting video from last year by the AARP showing the perception that some Millenials had about older people.          How does this make you feel? What do you consider old? Isn't it time to redefine what ...

International Day for Older Persons 2017

The General Assembly of the United Nations designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.  The first was Oct 1, 1991 this is the 26th year.       (Image)     By designating a special day in recognition of seniors, the UN...

Living with Dementia

Did you know that more than 564,000 Canadians are living with Dementia?     (Image)     While you may feel alone, know that you are not alone. Choice Dementia Services supports people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their famili...

Dementia in the Family

I wrote this for you, because I am not only the owner of Choice Dementia I’ve been where you are.   My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2001 and at the beginning it wasn’t too bad at all.  At first it was just a word here or there then it went on to not be...

Risk Factors for Dementia That You Might Not Know About

  If we can arm ourselves with information and being aware of potential risk factors for developing dementia, we might be able to reduce the onset of this disease.       (Image)   In a recent piece on the Global News it was shared that there are 9...

Knowledge is Power - A Case for Cognition-Based Screening

(Image) Knowledge is power, and obtaining knowledge early can make it all the more powerful. In the case of dementia, early detection can mean early intervention and early protection, which is why researchers are now looking at cognition-based screening as a preemptive tool for staving off the ef...

Recipes To Keep Your Loved Ones Hydrated With Fruits & Vegetable

Strawberries and Coconut Water(Image) Ingredients   To make 2 Strawberry Mock tails combine: • 1 cup (250ml) of fresh coconut water • 1 cup (250 ml) strawberries hulled and sliced • 3 T of sugar syrup or agave nectar   Directions 1. To mak...

How to Keep Loved Ones from Dehydration

For many, the long-awaited summer months suggest family picnics, cool drinks on the porch, and lazy afternoons at the beach. But, as temperatures soar, warm weather activities can increase the risk for another staple of summer: dehydration. Not getting enough fluids, or electrolytes especially wh...

Wishing all of you incredible women the happiest of Mother's Days

    (Image)       From those you love and care for most it is a wonderful tribute and their honour to give you, their primary caregiver, their gratitude.   I'm sure you will hear: I LOVE YOU  Thank you You are the best ...

Inspiring Care at a Dutch Village Just for People with Dementia

This beautiful concept is a reality in the Dutch village of Hogeway just outside of Amsterdam.   It is a true town complete with restaurants, movie theatre, town square and a post office where people living with dementia are living relatively normal lives in a safe environment. ...

Interviewed by Vicki Starfire Spectacular Seniors

I enjoyed being interviewed by Vicki Starfire on her Spectacular Seniors show.   Please listen in to my interview below.   ...

Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

In this Ted Talk, Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's research.      With more than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and continuing to increase, Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer...

Slainte mhor agus a h-uile beannachd duibh

  I wanted to share this, a little bit of my heritage coming out and I hope the words resonate with you.   (Image)    

What to get the person with dementia for Christmas?

    (Image)   Kids get toys. Spouses drop hints about the gifts they hope to find under the tree. But what to give a friend or family member with dementia?   Even if short­term memory is spotty, chances are they still remember the fun of unwrapping...

How We Communicate with a Loved One with Dementia Can Make for a Joyous Day for All!

I own a home­care company in in Vancouver, and most of our clients have some form of dementia. Last week, one of our clients, who I will call Mr. Jeanes, called to cancel his caregiver for the following day:   “I feel like I am doing better, Cyn, and I just want to see if I...

Trauma will Permanently Change Us

Finding new strength and joy when healing from trauma can be a good thing, and Catherine Woodwiss lays it out well in this passage.   Trauma permanently changes us. This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as “getting over it” The five ...

Sharing In Flanders Fields

At this time of year we take the time to remember our veterans who gave their lives for our freedom. It is a good time to reflect.   (Image)   IN FLANDERS FIELDS   In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; ...

BC Seniors DO Deserve Better

A particularly poignant video is appearing on television and social media that shares the frustration and the reality our BC seniors and their families in British Columbia are experiencing.   The system into which we put our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers can no longer offer ...

Are all branch managers created equal? I think not

I asked if all Bank Branch Manager are alike so I could tell you the story of mine.  Jason Rosen not only knows who his small business clients are he promotes them! That’s right he promotes them.    This picture of us is on the day I was taking down my banner, removin...

Alzheimer's disease: Are you at risk

The primary risk factors of Alzheimer’s are age, family history, and genetics. However, there are other risk factors that you can influence. Maintaining a healthy heart and avoiding high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high cholesterol can decrease the risk of Alzheimer...

Home Safety Check List for Loved Ones of Seniors

Here is a home safety check list if you are a loved one of a senior with dementia:   1. Do throw rugs create a tripping hazard? 2. Is the room cluttered with clothing, magazines, newspaper or other items? 3. Is there too much furniture for the space? 4. Does the senior la...

The Seniors HAFI Grant are YOU Eligible? Home modifications and adaptive devices

Replacing or placing items to ensure safety in your loved ones home: We in Canada have a fund available HAFI- follow this link to find out if you are eligible for the grant and what HAFI can do for you.  http://www.rew.ca/news/live-in-your-home-longer-with-hafi-grant-1.1341567 ...

Senior Home Safety Snapshot

(Image) The survey of ER doctors, seniors and adult children reveals that home isn’t always the safe haven that seniors and their loved ones dream about.   And adult children, their aging parents and emergency room doctors don’t always see things the same way.   ...

Trudeau Announces a Seniors Strategy to CARP

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal campaign buses rolled into Toronto this week to hold a CARP town hall meeting and announce a number of senior-friendly election promises.   Held at the Zoomerplex in Liberty Village (home of CARP and ZoomerMedia), Trudeau was introduced by CARP presiden...

Dementia, Income Tax and Disability Tax Credit

This may be a month that we all wish we could avoid - INCOME TAX - yikes!    Did you know that someone that has been diagnosed with dementia can apply for the Disability Tax Credit?   It's true...anyone who has been diagnosed with a dementia of any kind, includi...

4 Ways Video Games Are Good For You

Ask your grandkids to pass the video game controller – it's your turn to be youthful.    (Image) ColorBlind Images/Corbis          Playing video games can improve everything from vision to balance.   Although you may s...

Focusing on Dementia Care in Canada

(Image) I am honoured to be among some amazing speakers who will be sharing their expertise around Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, during Insight Information’s Western Canada Conference on Dementia Care, taking place on March 3 -4, 2016 in Vancouver, BC. Based on forecasts shared ...

Tis the Season: Tips to make holidays for all more enjoyable

Holidays can be bittersweet for families affected by Alzheimer's. Try these simple tips to make the holidays easier on everyone.   The "most wonderful time of the year" brings with it memories and mixed emotions that can be especially tough on already stressed caregiver...

Caregivers in Distress – More Respite Needed

READ FULL REPORT: Caregivers-in-Distress-Report

White Rock & Surrey Celebrate National Seniors Day

Your  White Rock Surrey Chapter of CARP is collaborating with the City of White Rock in its salute to seniors on October 1st.   After raising the CARP flag at City Hall, we invite you to celebrate with us as we thank Seniors and Zoomers for their contributions to our community o...
         
 

Our Belief In Care


We believe in bringing you the peace of mind you need as a CareGiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia.


We believe in dedicating ourselves to your loved ones with the same care and respect we would to our own loved ones and family.


We believe in delivering kind, compassionate and meaningful support, allowing you to have the respite needed to continue caring for your loved one.

 

Care Hours & Areas

Anytime,
DAY or NIGHT
SHOPPING TO VACATION
ALLOWING YOU THE CAREGIVER
THE TIME TO
REFRESH, RECHARGE, RECONNECT

 

ABOUT US

 

We believe in providing high quality In-Home Respite service for CareGivers living with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia. Are you or a Caregiver you know in need of some helping hands in order to continue coping with a loved one?


 
Choice Dementia Services © 2018 • Privacy PolicySite Map
A division of Freedom Business Services Inc