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Specialized Memory Support for Cognitive Impairments

Memory Care for seniors is a specialized form of assistance catered towards seniors dealing with memory-related conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease and various forms of dementia. As these conditions progress, they can reduce a person's ability to perform daily tasks, making specialized care necessary.

What is a Memory Care environment?

Picture a place created especially for people dealing with memory troubles. The spaces are carefully designed with straightforward layouts and clear signs to help minimize confusion. This way, residents can get around safely on their own. Picture a home with better lighting and areas coloured in different ways to make seeing and recognizing things easier. That's a Memory Care environment.

What is included in a Memory Care retirement residence?

But Memory Care goes beyond just the physical surroundings. It also encompasses a thoughtful and personalized approach to overall well-being. Behind this approach, there's a team of skilled professionals trained to understand the specific challenges that come with memory loss. They are the guiding hands creating personalized care plans for each resident, addressing their physical, emotional, and mental health needs.

Memory Care Services

Programs, Activities and Peace of Mind

Memory Care programs often involve activities designed to stimulate the mind and promote social interaction. Imagine engaging in music and art therapy, gentle physical exercises, or activities that help recall fond memories, all suited to each resident's abilities and interests. These activities aren't just beneficial — they're also fun and meaningful, adding colour and joy to each day.

On top of this, Memory Care facilities give families and caregivers something priceless—peace of mind. Knowing that their loved ones are safe, secure, and receiving specialized care 24/7 can ease worries and provide reassurance.

What is the difference between Memory Care and Dementia Care?

Memory Care is a broad term for treating individuals with various memory-related conditions, including dementia. On the other hand, dementia care is specifically designed for those diagnosed with different types of dementia. So, while all dementia care is part of Memory Care, the latter may also cater to other cognitive impairments.

Is Memory Care for your loved one?

  • Does your loved one have difficulties finding their way home? 
  • Does your loved one frequently forget to turn off the oven or forget to eat? 
  • Does your loved one forget to go to the washroom? 
  • Are you worried for your loved one’s safety if left home alone?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, Journey by Aspira Memory Care could be helpful for your loved one

Overall, Memory Care homes offer a holistic living option designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with memory-related conditions. It offers individuals a caring and supportive environment that's tailored to their specific needs. It's a place where each resident can feel at home, no matter how their memory condition progresses. So, while Memory Care comes with a lot of professional support and personal attention, what it really offers is a sense of security, companionship, and, most importantly, a place where every individual can feel like they belong.

Additional resources:

Health Canada

Teepa Snow

International Council on Aging

Montessori for Dementia & Aging

Frequently asked questions about Memory Care

Memory Care Residences in Canada

An all-inclusive and supportive environment, the memory care, Journey by Aspira program offers essential support for those living with Dementia and Alzheimer's


Amenities and Services

  • Meals / Dining Rooms
  • Wellness Spa / Gym
  • Wifi
  • Transportation
  • Pet Friendly
  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Parking

Frequently asked questions about Memory Care


Prices for Journey by Aspira, our memory care approach, vary depending on the level of care needed so it's essential to check with individual residences for updated information. Please contact an Aspira sales advisor at 1866-959-4848 to find out more.

Look for a safe environment, qualified staff, specialized programming for cognitive impairment, a high staff-to-resident ratio, and comprehensive healthcare services. The residence should also have a family-involvement approach and provide various recreational activities. At Journey by Aspira, we offer a unique, person-centered, and compassionate approach. Using evidence-based methods, our memory care program is dedicated to helping residents with varying levels of physical or cognitive impairments like alzheimer and dementia, to safely maintain or improve their overall well-being to make each day meaningful.

At Aspira memory care homes we recommend you pack comfortable clothes, a few cherished mementos for comfort, family photos, and familiar items to personalize the living space at our memory care residences. Also, consider easy-to-use electronics and toiletries. Aspira Riverbend Crossing Memory Care is a retirement community that specializes in caring for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and/or other forms of cognitive or memory impairment. Several Aspira senior residences are also home to excellent memory care neighbourhoods. Please contact an Aspira sales advisor at 1866-959-4848 to find out more.

The transition should be considered when home care becomes insufficient or if there are safety concerns. Increased care needs, frequent confusion, agitation, and risk of wandering are indicators that it may be time for a care home. A healthcare professional can help determine the right time. 

Care should be sought when home safety is compromised, caregiver stress is high, or the person with Alzheimer's has escalating health or behavior concerns. A healthcare professional can help determine the right time. 

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