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Home Care Assistance Announces Informative Brain Health Education Series This Spring

Toronto, Canada, April 12, 2018 – Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (https://www.homecareassistance-toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is announcing that they’ll be hosting an educational brain health series this spring.

The hour-long events are geared toward helping people gain a better understanding of the nuances of various brain diseases, especially dementia, and how these conditions can impact the lives of patients and their loved ones. Dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the leading causes of death in the elderly in North America.

“As much as researchers are constantly working hard to find a permanent cure for dementia and even find ways of preventing it from developing, there are still far too many unknowns about this relentless and enigmatic disease,” says Brian Shevel, president of Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region. “Every patient’s experience is unique, and they can all exhibit different symptoms at any given time.”

There are currently three seminars scheduled as part the series. The first one, which is entitled Heads Up! For Healthier Brains, will be presented by The Alzheimer’s Society of York Region on April 18, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It focuses on understanding and learning how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, as well as obtaining a diagnosis and helping people get adequate care as soon as possible.

“Most families are simply ill-equipped to deal with the drastic mood changes and physical aspects of dementia,” continues Shevel. “Our goal with this education series is to educate as many people as possible and enlighten them enough to find practical coping mechanisms that benefit both themselves and their elderly loved ones.”

The second seminar, which is called Communication and Behaviours will take place on May 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It examines the different ways in which Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can affect the patient’s communication skills, their daily lives, and their overall behaviour from one moment to the next. The goal of this session is to demonstrate the merits of having a professional caregiver look after your loved one who’s been diagnosed with dementia.

Finally, the third session, which takes place on June 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m., introduces attendees to the Find Your Way® program, which was created by the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario with the intention of increasing awareness about the risks of wandering. The aim of this program is to give loved ones the resources to be able to recognize the warning signs that their loved ones might wander off and prevent it from happening.

Refreshments will be served during each seminar.

“At Home Care Assistance, we take the well-being and health of our patients very seriously,” concludes Shevel, “We sincerely believe that educating their loved ones and providing them with the proper resources and support they need is of the utmost importance.”

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region provides top-of-the line in-home part-time and full-time care to elderly people throughout Ontario. All of their caregivers undergo extensive training and they help elderly patients maintain their independence so that they can continue to live comfortably at home.

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Brian Shevel

I was born in South Africa in a city called Bloemfontein. Went to Christian Brothers College (CBC) finished High school there. I went into business with my father we had a wholesale selling cloths and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. Was a past president of Bnai Brith and served on many other committees. In Canada worked in the computer software industry selling construction software. I was always involved helping the elderly as my mother was very involved and I went along with her. Also looked after my father as he aged. Helped as a volunteer with seniors. Add me to your G+