Having a relative or someone you love with Dementia can be a very scary time for everyone involved. The symptoms can often get worse if the person isn’t getting the correct care, nutrition and mental support and this is why we are here to help. Our dementia care nurses are some of the best in the country and are here to help. We offer dementia care in Walsall, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Cannock, Birmingham and more. For the best dementia care near you check our full list of locations here.
What is dementia?
In the same way as a cold is often used as a group name for a set of symptoms like a cough or runny nose, dementia can be seen as a group name for a set of symptoms to do with brain function. The main symptoms of Dementia include loss of memory and language and thinking ability problems which are severe enough to interfere with everyday life. People will Dementia often have issues remembering events or experiences, recalling facts and remembering how to do normal everyday tasks. They also may struggle to recognize objects or people and struggle using language. The most common form of Dementia is Alzheimer’s and happens when the nerve cells are disrupted by “tangles” that build in the brain causing communication between nerve cells to break down. This means that messages don’t travel as well as they should, and the cells eventually die. Alzheimer’s is often a slowly progressing condition that deteriorates over time.
There are still many misconceptions around dementia and while it used to be considered an illness, it is now classed as a disability. It is still widely believed that with dementia there are limited options with where and how you can live, and residential care is the inevitable option. Our dedicated dementia care at home service proves that this doesn’t have to be the case. Research has shown the importance of quality care at home and how positively this can impact someone suffering from dementia. Not only does it avoid the upheaval of moving somewhere new, but it has been shown that getting a good level of care at home can have a real impact on dementia symptoms and can even slow the progression of many of the main ones.
How we can help
With cognitive disabilities such as Dementia, familiarity and regular routines are key for minimizing disruption and stress. Being surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds they know and recognize can be very beneficial. Our leading dementia care nurses will work closely to ensure they create a plan and routine tailored to you or your loved one that offers consistent support, a healthy diet and cognitive simulation. It will be tailored to have the most positive effect possible and enhance both the life of those with Dementia and those closest to them. We know the importance early recognition and acknowledgement of Dementia can have and the sooner a regular routine is in place the better. We will work closely to establish this and much more to best support them.
- We will ensure your loved one stays safe at home in their own familiar surroundings
- We will help them to build confidence and encourage them to try everyday tasks
- We can provide nutritious meals to encourage a healthy diet
- We will provide them with stimulating activities to encourage brain activity
- We will provide them with company and give them social interaction
- We will support the families to give them some respite while knowing their loved one is in the best possible hands
- We will create a bespoke plan tailored to individual needs. We can visit as many times a day as required, or provide live-in care to be there all the time
- A dedicated care manager who will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns you might have
- Our dedicated, specialist team who all benefit from high levels of training and experience
- 24 hour on-call support
- Regular reviews to the care plan to ensure we are providing the best possible quality of care
If you are looking for dementia care near you, please get in touch with a member of our team today.