We know that living with dementia isn’t easy. The progressive condition can have an affect on the person diagnosed, as well as close family and friends. Although navigating the journey of dementia can sometimes feel isolating, we want you to know that you are not alone.
We provide home care across Suffolk, Essex and Greater London to help families like yours manage living with dementia. Read on to learn more about how home care can provide support for you and your loved one.
What is dementia?
First, let’s clarify what exactly dementia is. The term is used to describe a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities.
While it’s natural for memory to be affected as we age, dementia is not a normal part of ageing. This type of cognitive impairment can significantly affect a person’s everyday life and even impact their safety at home.
For example, people with dementia may forget to turn off their hob after cooking or they may get lost in familiar neighbourhoods. Sadly, the symptoms of dementia are progressive and irreversible.
Living with dementia
Dementia is not just forgetting the names of close family and friends or misplacing your belongings. Symptoms of dementia can severely interfere with a person’s daily life.
A person diagnosed with dementia may experience a combination of both cognitive and psychological changes. Here are some signs to watch out for:
- difficulty communicating
- trouble problem solving, planning, and organising
- struggling with coordination
- a rise in depression or anxiety levels
- confusion and disorientation
- mood changes and agitation
How can home care help?
We know that living with dementia is challenging. That’s where we come in. Our home care service delivers professional and personalised support provided in the comfort of a person’s home.
Our compassionate carers are here to ensure that your loved one gets the support they need to continue living safely at home, rather than move into a care home.
We want you to feel a sense of security and normality, which is why we do our best to facilitate activities in keeping with your schedule and routines.
Here are some of the duties you can expect our carers to perform as necessary:
- help with personal care such as washing, dressing, and toileting
- supporting with domestic tasks such as tidying up and ironing
- organising social events and activities
- providing companionship
- preparing nutritious meals
- arranging appointments
- administering medication
- assisting with mobility issues
Benefits of home care
The best thing about home care is that your loved one gets to continue living in their own home on their own terms. Maintaining routines and keeping a consistent routine is such an important part of dementia care, and we’re proud to offer care that honours familiarity as much as possible.
We know that for people diagnosed with dementia, a change in environment can be extremely unsettling and overwhelming. Because we come to you, home care eliminates the need to move into a care home in order to receive support. This can also bring peace of mind to family and friends.
Get in touch
If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with dementia, we are here for you. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our dementia care services and how we can help. Our compassionate staff would be happy to provide more information.