Whether you suspect a loved one has dementia, or the diagnosis has already been made, this can be a stressful time but it’s important to stay positive and know the options available. Dementia care services vary based on the severity of the condition, such as whether a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has been made, as well as any other impairments.
Dementia care services are for people whose condition has deteriorated to the point at which they can no longer safely live alone and require supervision and assistance on hand throughout the day and night.
Depending on the level of dementia, some people may only need prompting and encouragement to help them get back on track and complete the task at hand on any given moment. However, as their condition deteriorates, they will require a caregiver who is much more involved and hands-on to provide assistance with a variety of tasks.
People with dementia will eventually need help with almost every aspect of life, from managing their finances, remaining physically and mentally active, meal preparation and reminders, as well as personal hygiene and other issues which could be a cause of embarrassment. As such, it is important to know what to expect when caring for a loved one with dementia so that you’re better equipped at handling these situations when they come up.
Contact us today and talk to our staff about the specific needs of you or your loved one. We currently have 3 centres for dementia care in London and many more throughout the country, so don’t hesitate to call if you’d like to come for a visit.
Some of our Forest Care Centres that provide dementia care services include:
|Berkshire||Crowthorne||Pinehurst Care Centre|
|Berkshire||Wokingham||Warren Lodge Care Centre|
|Buckinghamshire||Great Missenden||Woodlands Park Care Centre|
|Essex||Chigwell||Belmont Lodge Care Centre|
|Hertfordshire||New Barnet||Cedars Care Centre|
|Hertfordshire||Elstree & Borehamwood||Forest Care Village|
|Kent||Gillingham||Grace Manor Care Centre|
|Kent||Maidstone||The Poplars Care Centre|
|London||Camden NW5||Ash Court Care Centre|
|London||Islington N1||Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre|
|London||Islington N7||St Anne’s Care Centre|
|Norfolk||Hingham||Hassingham House Care Centre|
|Oxfordshire||Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon||The Grange Care Centre|
The first step in providing your own dementia support service to a friend or loved one is being able to spot the warning signs early. These symptoms include repetitive speech, forgetting familiar places or objects or people, poor personal hygiene, hallucinations and other unusual behaviour. Encourage them to visit their GP to get it checked out.
Individuals with dementia are recommended to move to a care home for a range of reasons. These include existing carers no longer being able to support the person, to things such as progression of the disease requiring more professional help.
When considering the relocation of your loved one to a care home for long-term care, it is very important to think ahead. Even if your loved one seems apprehensive about the move, it may be the best option for them, as they may need 24-hour care and support, or even for the aspect of a better quality of life. Residential care is highly recommended for people with dementia.
This level of care is tailored to suit the needs of each individual, based primarily on the level of dementia they are suffering from. The severity of the condition will dictate whether they require care in residential, nursing, or specialist communities which offer a more comprehensive approach.
Dementia care services generally include:
- Secure residential facility
- Trained staff on duty day and night
- Unique care based on likes, hobbies and habits
- One-on-one time with friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Support for brain games and exercises for the mind
- Advice, support and updates for family members
- Specialist communities are also available