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Stages of Alzheimer's

Early Stage

The early stage of Alzheimer's is difficult to recognize because it may not be Alzheimer's. There are products that can help and The Alzheimer's Store carries those specific to the disease. First gather knowledge. We recommend Teepa Snow category for a FREE ebook that describes many forms of dementia not just Alzheimer's. Preparing yourself and your home for safety purposes is explained in 'The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home.'

In the early stage when a person starts to become forgetful, misplaces items, gets disoriented and has a more difficult time expressing themselves, that is the time for the caregiver to become familiar with the symptoms of the disease. It is believed that continued physical and mental stimulation can slow down the progression of these symptoms. We offer stimulating activities, games, puzzles and other products that support aerobic exercise, hand/eye coordination and brain challenges.

The early stage of Alzheimer's is also a time to start training on how to use products that will be more helpful as the disease progresses such as our dementia clocks and Reminder Rosie. Please contact us if you have ideas for products we should carry or develop.

Middle Stage

The middle stage of Alzheimer's involves interaction with the caregiver. It is at this time that the patient starts to realize that help is needed to continue living as independently as possible. The caregiver needs to stay educated and focused on the various ways to care for their loved one.

The middle stage is also a time to be monitoring the location of the patient through the use of motion detectors, communication devices and even GPS monitors. Wandering is a condition that occurs during this stage. Bathroom and kitchen safety are of vital importance for the independence and respect of the patient. Through the use of special signage, dinnerware, phones, and medical dispensers, the loved one can have items introduced into their daily habits without them really recognizing that something special is happening.

During this stage, incontinence products start to become necessary. The Alzheimer's Store has tested them all! There is a science to the design and absorbency of these products and we believe our selection is the best that can be offered. Once a customer tries our Tranquility products, they never buy store brands again. While the initial cost may be more, you use less and the patient is made more comfortable.

Late Stage

The late stage of Alzheimer's is the most dramatic. It is marked by severe incapacitation and loss of verbal skills. Walking and sitting become difficult as well as experiencing delirium and hallucinations. There is a big shift in mood and behavior.

The Alzheimer's Store has acquired the EXCLUSIVE right to market certain products that are most helpful to this stage of the disease. Our plates and soup bowls of contrasting colors are specially designed to accommodate the rotating motion of a spoon that a person can still do long after they no longer can use a fork. Even in the late stages, our unique music products are very therapeutic. The Simple Music Player as well as our art, music, and remembrance DVDs bring hours of therapeutic activity and joy.

Our senior home safety products help secure every room in your home or facility, from living quarters to bathrooms and bedrooms. From plate guards and weighted cutlery to senior bath products and magnetic locks, our severe dementia care solutions are an affordable way to protect yourself and the Alzheimer's patient in your life. And to ease the pains of confusing communication, the Alzheimer's Store language cards help patient and caregiver cross difficult barriers.

If you have trouble finding the right solution for your patient or if you have questions about the options in our online store, feel free to call us toll free at 1.888.258.6659 or send us an email and we will respond promptly alzstore@shaw.ca.

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Double Imprint Anti-Slip socks

Price: $18.95
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This illustration has been carefully chosen to stimulate memories and conversation once the puzzle is completed.

Price: $29.95
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This illustration has been carefully chosen to stimulate memories and conversation once the puzzle is completed.

Price: $29.95
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Enables people to create their own tool shed using a set of magnetic pieces

Price: $32.95
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Enables people to create their own baking cupboard using a set of magnetic pieces

Price: $32.95
Optro Non-Slip Film Optro Non-Slip Film

BEST Non-Slip, Anti-Slip Solution!! Our barefoot friendly fine textured vinyl provides
firm traction in both wet and dry conditions.

Price: $34.95
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Aquapaintâ„¢ products aim
to prompt conversation about days spent in the garden.

Price: $34.95
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Aquapaintâ„¢ products aim
to prompt conversation about days spent in the garden.

Price: $34.95
track-maze-amazing-chase-for-visual-stimulation-dementia-Canada Track Maze Amazing Chase

Track Maze is a fantastic game to stimulate and engage people with dementia.

Price: $34.95
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Reinforces the concept of sorting and categorizing!

Price: $34.95
child-senior-proof-cabinet-locks Invisible Cabinet Lock

Senior safety feature for keeping the cabinets locked!

Price: $39.95
Vintage Match-It Cards Vintage Match-It Cards

Great Memory & Conversation Game

Price: $39.99
door-alarm-with-keypad Door Alarm with Keypad

Never leave the house unnoticed!

Price: $49.95
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The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home

Price: $49.95
Confounding Door Lock  - Canada Confounding Door Lock White or Brass

A clever lock to prevent wandering!

Price: $49.95
stop-sign-banner-to-deter-wandering-canada Stop Sign Banner

Great deterrent for dementia wandering!

Price: $49.95
adult-dry-erase-colouring-book-for-dementia-Canada Dry Erase Colouring Book

Colour the easily-recognizable images as shown on the left of the page. Bold colors to aid those with some vision loss.

Price: $49.95
adult-draw-the-pattern-book-for-dementia-Canada Draw the Pattern

Engage the minds of seniors with our large dot draw the pattern activity!

Price: $49.95
things-that-go-together-game-dementia-canada Things That Go Together Game

'Bread & Butter'....... 'Peas & Carrots' are common pairs of Things That Go Together.

Price: $49.95
memory-training-game-dementia-canada Memory Training

This game will give your short term memory a good developmental workout!

Price: $49.95
Lace Away Dexterity Activity Tray Lace Away Dexterity Activity Tray

An excellent concentration activity with good use of hand-eye coordination!

Price: $49.99
grocery-shopping-game-dementia-canada Grocery Shopping Game

Let's go Grocery Shopping!

Price: $54.95
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Find the Tools on your Shopping Card and Check Them off As you Find Them!

Price: $54.95
harvest-it-shopping-game-dementia-Canada Harvest It Game

Find the Fruits & Vegetables on your Shopping Card and Check Them off As you Find Them!

Price: $54.95
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Finish the Phrase Activity is a fun activity for those in the mild to mid stages of memory loss.

Price: $54.95
Emotion Cards Emotion Cards

Eighty cards illustrating a wide range of emotions

Price: $59.50
Playable Art Ball - Fidget Toy for Dementia ART Ball - A Fidget Toy

How many designs can you create?

Price: $59.95
Gel-Maze-Pad-for-Visual-Stimulation-Canada Gel Maze

Gel Maze contributes to brain stimulation, increased finger strength
and improved finger dexterity!

Price: $59.95
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Helps improve cognitive functions and social participation!

Price: $59.95
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Designed to offer both sound and scents of various popular experiences

Price: $59.95