Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we are aware that, Dementia care is a growing challenge, and the number of individuals with dementia continues to increase as the population ages and people live for longer. It is has become one of the most important health and care issues faced in the UK.
Dementia is a range of conditions which cause damage to the brain. Damage can affect your memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Generally, dementia mainly affects the older generation. In the UK, there is around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, this is projected to increase to 1.6 million by 2040.
209,600 will develop dementia this year, that is one every three minutes.
1 in 6 people have dementia over the age of 80.
With dementia, individuals will be affected in different ways, depending on the impact of the disease.
There are three different stages with Dementia.
Early stage – gradually develops over time and is often ignored, as it is gradual.
- Losing track of time
- Getting confused in familiar places
Middle stage – When dementia progresses to the middle stage, the signs and symptoms become clear to recognise.
- Forgetting recent activities and individual’s names
- Getting confused at home and lost within your home
- Struggling with communication
- Requiring support with personal care
- Behaviour changes such as wandering, repeated questioning and repeating activities
Late stage – The late stage of dementia is much more serious and requires a lot more dependence for care and support.
- Individuals being unaware of the time and place
- Difficulty recognising friends and family members
- Increased need for care and support to get around the house
- Difficulty walking
- Behaviour changes that can include aggression and anger outbursts
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We understand that looking after a loved one with dementia can be difficult, alongside other commitments, we know that family and friends want to remain close to their loved ones, which is why we provide dementia care within a home care setting. Whether you require personal home care for your loved ones for a few hours or for large periods of time, we are here to provide care and support. Our case managers work closely with our healthcare team to devise a care plans to accommodate individual client needs. We provide mental support, care and nutrition support, we are here to help. We have a specialist team of Nurses and Carers on call that deal with dementia care across the West Midlands and Staffordshire.
In summary how we can help
- We will ensure your loved ones stay safe at home in their own family surroundings
- We will help them build confidence and encourage them to try everyday tasks
- We can ensure that individuals are eating nutritious meals to encourage a healthy diet
- Regularly engage and stimulating individuals with activities to encourage brain activity
- Supporting loved one’s families to reassure them that they are in the best possible hands
- Creating and managing bespoke plans tailored to individual needs. Whether you require us to be visit many times a day or a live-in carer to be there all the time, we are here to help.
- A dedicated care manager, who will be the point of contact for any queries or concerns you may have
- Dedicated specialist team, with professional training and experience
- 24hr on-call support
- Monitoring and managing care plans to ensure the best quality care is provided
If your loved ones require dementia care and support within a home care environment, contact us on 01902 302017 or click here to find out more about dementia care.