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Keeping couples together

When a husband and wife both have dementia, they can feel lost if they’re not able to continue living together. And yet, that’s often what happens to couples who need dementia care. They become separated, and they lose one another’s …

My parents with dementia won’t move into a care home

What happens in Ontario when a person with dementia is unsafe living in their own home but refuses to move? One day in December 2017, Dave got an email from his brother Pete telling him that their parents in Mississauga …

Engage at every age

We are excited to introduce intergenerational activities at Highview Residences On January 2, our residents enjoyed reading stories with the youngest generation.  The children were able to practice reading to a group and to individual residents. The residents were so …

Holiday Visits Are Important – interview with Kait Carnegie on CBC

Kait Carnegie, Activation Co-ordinator of Highview Kitchener, was recently interviewed by the CBC to discuss the importance of visiting loved ones with dementia during the holidays. Click here to read the full article. 

Gift ideas for someone with dementia

by Joy Birch, Chief Operating Officer, Highview Residences If someone on your holiday shopping list has dementia, here are a few tips on how to find a suitable gift. Early stage gifts If the person is in the early stages …

Visiting someone who has dementia – 7 practical tips

Someone you know has dementia. Maybe it’s a friend or family member. It’s been a while since you’ve seen them. You’re not sure that it’s a good idea for you to visit. Are they really still the person you knew? …

Planning for the holidays when your spouse has dementia

The holidays can be overwhelming at the best of times, but when your spouse has dementia, they can be especially stressful. “The holidays are a time when there tends to be a lot of people around,” says Joy Birch, Chief …

A new approach to dementia care

Two years after building the first residence in the Kitchener-Waterloo region specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Highview Residences has built a second. The new Cedar Creek home, located at 20-C Reichert Drive in Kitchener, officially opened …

The Stages & Steps to Picking a Dementia Home

by Joy Birch, Chief Operating Officer, Highview Residences The hope for this article is to provide you with tools, resources and thought-starters to help support your search for a home for your loved one who has dementia. Feedback is welcome! …

Four Signs it is Time for a Move

by Joy Birch, Chief Operating Officer, Highview Residences Does Someone You Love Have Dementia? Within 5 years an estimated 937,000 Canadians will live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, as many as …