Dementia Care

People often ask what’s the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia is the name given for a group of symptoms that commonly affect memory, logical thinking, problem solving, language and perception. Dementia is caused by different diseases that affect the brain, Alzheimer’s disease being the most common.

 

“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for Dad. You have been so patient with him as it hasn’t always been easy with his dementia, but you dealt with Dad in the best possible way”

 

Dementia is progressive, symptoms get worse over time and although there is currently no cure, specialist care and support is one of the ways to help keep it manageable whilst living at home.

Our trained staff can provide specialist care and support to people living at home with dementia. Care and support are provided with respect and understanding, below are just a few of the ways in which we assist people to manage their condition:  

 

Assisting to Retain Identity

We assist people to retain their style and identity through the way they like to dress, we advise and assist people to make their own choices. As their condition worsens, we tactfully, and sensitively advise the most suitable clothing for the weather and occasion, avoiding difficult situations and aggression.

 

Eating a Healthy Balanced Diet

Dementia can also greatly affect a person's relationship with food and eating. It is not uncommon for people with dementia to eat badly, forget to eat or drink, or think they have eaten when they have not. We ensure mealtimes are a good experience, with tasty enjoyable food as part of a healthy balanced diet.

 

Health & Well-Being

As dementia progresses, people become less able to identify their own health problems or fail to tell you about them. Our carers keep an eye on the state of the person's health looking out for pain, discomfort and physical symptoms. Early identification and intervention can avoid unnecessary suffering from unrelated illnesses.

 

 

For free advice about our services, and assistance to plan your own care please contact us, a member of our team will be pleased to visit you at home without obligation.

 

Telephone us on 01253 899982 email to: mail@about-u.co.uk

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