Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
Looking after someone with Dementia can be tiring and stressful, especially if the care falls to a family member new to this experience and struggling to find the time. High quality professional support from specially trained Home Care Assistants can make all the difference.
Dementia comes in many forms, with Alzheimer’s Disease being one of the most well-known and widely experienced. The need for support can be all consuming and distressing. For the family carer, it can be exhausting and isolating. Dementia affects different people in different ways, and although the illness is progressive, rates of change also vary. Consequently, the response of those around the person affected is all-important. It can make the difference between a life which has become frustrating and frightening, and a life with the opportunity to live well with a challenging condition.
We can provide professional and fully trained Home Care Assistants for day care at home as little or as often as you need it, as well as respite care and live-in care. Our staff demonstrate real empathy and a deep understanding of respect for the individual.
Often, needs can be straightforward. They can include helping with daily tasks and keeping safe at home, or making it possible to go shopping or take a day out. Established routines and appropriate stimulation is important. Helping the someone remain physically active is a big part of this, along with inclusive conversations. Even though some – eventually most – of these things will be forgotten by your loved one, they continue to boost confidence and will leave a more positive feeling of well-being and, in turn, this improves morale and physical health.
As dementia progresses, care needs change. Your loved one may develop changes in their personality and their likes and dislikes. Care can include personal care, such as helping with bathing and dressing, and providing healthy meals and company while they are eaten – all the things that we take for granted but which become increasingly difficult with memory loss and changing perceptions of the world. In these circumstances, highly skilled and compassionate care in the home means that life can still be lived with dignity as an individual.