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The diagnosis of dementia can often come as a shock and may lead the family dynamic to change as a result of the new and ever-changing needs of your loved one. The realization that your loved one can no longer perform regular every-day tasks independently and the need to make timely decisions about who will handle the new responsibilities that come with this change can cause a lot of stress. Will a son or daughter be the new family caregiver? Will the tasks be divided amongst two siblings? Maybe you don’t have a sibling and have to take on caregiving…

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Having a loved one affected by dementia dulls many aspects of daily life, so when special occasions come along, putting together a celebration may be the last thing on your mind. Between the stress of planning a special day and a progressing dementia diagnosis, celebrating holidays like Father’s Day may seem pointless.

However, this is not the case.

Even if your father does not recognize the holiday to be in his honour, the spirit of celebration can really boost his mood and replace some of the frustration and confusion with moments of positivity and amusement. …

A quick guide for navigating caregiving with technology

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Are you stressed, burnt out and feeling like your life has turned upside-down ever since you learned of your loved one’s diagnosis? Maybe you have been a caregiver for a few months or even years and you still can’t seem to find balance in your life. Don’t worry, we have just the thing that can help relieve some of that built-up stress!

Caregiving can often be daunting and come with many difficulties. Caregiving isn’t something that is usually done for a short period of time, rather, it is a long journey and serious commitment. …

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Turning a frown upside down isn’t always easy, especially when you are affected by, or care for a loved one with dementia. Getting the person to crack a smile can be difficult, let alone finding something or anything- that will bring both of you the chance to laugh together and have ‘fun’.

To help, keep reading for 4 golden tips to get you off the high-stress express and make laughter part of your daily caregiving routine.

1. Jokes

As Plato said, “Even the gods love jokes”. If you are like most people, you may have your moments, are no comedian-per se! …

The Memoryz team is excited to announce that we have officially launched our mobile application today; you can download it from the AppStore and Google Play store.

Memoryz is redefining family-focused dementia care by connecting caregivers and their loved ones through activity reporting, task reminders, and chat-based companionship. As the global dementia incidence grows in unison with the financial and mental burden faced by caregivers, we are alleviating this toll by improving transparency in the care process. We marry decades of caregiving experience with our affinity for software to provide a user-focused, chat-driven approach to a disease-based problem.

Please leave a comment below and let us know how you are liking the Memoryz application so far.

At the start of every year, Canadian citizens celebrate Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Before we welcome the new month, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Memoryz team is encouraging everyone to continue to bring awareness to the immediate realities of Alzheimer’s disease. It is essential to continue to amplify the experience of people living with dementia, their caregivers, and all the healthcare providers who supported them.

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This disease affects millions of Canadians each year, and it is important to remain informed of the impact of this disease through relevant scientific information. …

All you need to know

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Deciding on the right long-term care home for your loved one is a difficult decision to make. Most families don’t get enough time to make this critical decision because of the rapid changes in their loved ones' mental or physical health which result in the need for immediate placement into a long-term care home. There are a number of ways to make this decision much easier. Below you’ll find tips to consider when you are making the decision for your loved one.

1. Research- Familiarize yourself with the type of long-term care facilities that are available for your loved ones…

FAQs when it comes to caregiving and support programs

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Whether by choice or not, being a caregiver for someone you care about can be a scary thing. Sometimes it happens in the blink of an eye and drops a lot of responsibilities on people who might not have the education or background to deal with such a lifestyle. Since then, the Memoryz team has compiled a quick guide for new caregivers with all the things you need to know:

Find a Support Network
You are not alone. If you have any other family members or friends, use all the help you can get. One person can’t be everything for everybody…

A conversation with David Leroy Sellers

Meet David Leroy Sellers!

David is a caregiver based in Liverpool. He currently shares caregiving for his mother with his sisters. Recently, due to COVID-19 he has undertaken caregiving for his mother alone after moving in with her. In his interview, he shares the story of his mother’s diagnosis and his own coping mechanism like taking things one at a time. He is fortunate enough to have the support of his family to care for his mother.

And what does it mean to be one

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What does it mean to be a caregiver? Dictionaries define it as: “a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person”. However, anyone who has ever taken care of a family member knows that being a caregiver is much more than that.

It means devoting yourself to the wellbeing of others. It means becoming a full-time chef, driver, medical advisor, and most importantly, best friend. …


Aiming to redefine the standard of dementia care.

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