Dementia

Our aim is to help people with dementia to retain their independence for as long as possible.

We provide care for people who have dementia and wish to remain in their own home.  We support families who care for people with dementia and are always available to provide information, guidance and re-assurance.

The word dementia is an umbrella term and describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving and communicating. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by specific diseases and conditions, such as Alzheimer’s Disease or a series of strokes.

Dementia can make it harder to do things because people find it difficult to plan and learn new activities.  It also has an impact on structured tasks like writing and people might also find it harder to communicate because they cannot remember the right word.

Our approach is focused on finding the best way to provide support for the individual’s needs and helping people to retain their independence for as long as possible.  After diagnosis and when additional support is required we can provide the right level of care to help people continue leading an independent, active and fulfilled life and retaining their confidence, dignity and self esteem.  Look at how we can support you.

Whilst most people with a diagnosis of dementia are older people we know that it can also have an impact on the lives of younger people.  Our person centred approach ensures that we are sensitive to factors such as age.

All types of dementia are progressive, meaning that the symptoms will gradually get worse over time. How quickly it progresses will depend on the individual and a number of factors including physical make-up, emotional resilience and the support available.

We continually review the care to ensure it meets changing needs, enabling people to make choices for as long as they can without feeling that other people are taking over.