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Daughter relieved to find around-the-clock dementia care for her mom

Leslie’s mom vowed that the only way she’d leave her apartment in London, Ontario was feet first. She remained independent well into her nineties, but then her behaviour changed. She had trouble bathing and dressing. She cooked for herself, but …

How to adjust holiday plans when someone in your family has dementia

If you’re spending part of the holidays at home with someone in your family who has dementia, adjusting your expectations is crucial. And that’s not easy, considering how important holiday traditions are to many families. We asked two experts for …

Looking back on Cedar Creek House opening

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, we opened Cedar Creek House, our second residence in Kitchener for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Here’s an excerpt from the article we posted for opening day. Although the world is very different …

Highview Residences Kitchener welcoming new residents once again

Sandra’s mom moved into Highview Residences Kitchener just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada in March. In fact, as of mid-May, Sandra hasn’t had the chance to visit her mom in person. She’s only been able to keep in touch …

Making decisions for a family member who has dementia

How a Power of Attorney for Personal Care works in Ontario and what that means in practical terms when making decisions for someone who has dementia You’re concerned that a family member who’s living with dementia isn’t taking care of …

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 …

Indepth CBC Interview with Kait Carnegie

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

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 of dementia, consider gifts that will keep their …

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? …