Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Home care for people living Alzheimer's disease and dementia
Dementia affects around 850,000 individuals in the United Kingdom, and the number is rising at an alarming rate.
These aren’t just numbers; they represent the millions of families with loved ones who are living with dementia and require specialised dementia home care and assistance in order to live a full life.
You could be wondering how to respond to dementia-related behaviours and situations, or how to provide dignified dementia home care for a loved one.
We have years of experience providing home care to many elderly people who live with dementia, so we have a lot of answers to these queries.
Specialist care in the comfort of your home
Alzheimer's and dementia home care in the comfort of your own home
People who live with Alzheimer’s and dementia develop a variety of symptoms.
- Memory loss,
- Confusion about locations and times
- Trouble performing activities
- Behavioural changes are some of the symptoms.
As a result, an Alzheimer’s and dementia home care plan that is personalised for the individual is essential.
We work together with our clients, their families, their general practitioners and other healthcare professionals to make sure that the Alzheimer’s and dementia home care support package we put together for our clients meets their needs.
We provide Alzheimer’s and dementia home care that is specifically targeted to assist clients with many of the common symptoms associated with the disease.
These are some of the symptoms
Confusion about time, date, and locations
Alzheimer’s and dementia-affected people lose track of time, place, where they should be and what they need to accomplish.
We can support them with schedule planning, getting them where they need to be and reassuring them about any worries they may have.
Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care professional collaborates with their client to create memory boxes and scrapbooks that include images and other personal items to assist with stimulation of memories.
You and your loved one may also be certain that the care professional is always there to reassure, prompt and help, such as by reminding the client to feed the dog, start the washing machine or take their medication.
Difficulties with social interactions
Living at Home’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care professional is a cheerful, kind and enthusiastic individual who has had specialist training in the dementia field.
They wish to make a good contribution to their clients’ lives.
Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care professional will provide help and support with social activities when caring for someone living with dementia through gentle encouragement, and they are always available for a chat over a cup of tea.
With time, the illness has an influence on the functioning of the brain, resulting in behavioural changes.
Our one-on-one Alzheimer’s and dementia home care allows the care professional and the client to build a relationship, which means that there is never any shock or resentment at unexpected changes in behaviour.
Because they have been trained and are used to working with people living with dementia, the care professional will be able to understand what their client needs and help them get it.
Difficulties with housework
Although our Alzheimer’s and dementia home care support services are largely focused on our clients’ health requirements, our care professionals are also available to help around the house.
They may assist individuals with basic activities such as preparing a sandwich or sweeping and mopping, as well as filling medication organisers. and emptying the rubbish.
They never, however, seek to exclude the client’s loved ones from participating in these responsibilities.
Caring for adults living with dementia at home
Our relationship-centred approach enables our dementia care professional to deliver individualised dementia home care that:
• Aids in the understanding of various behaviours and requirements.
• Creates opportunity for social connection.
• Supports you, the family, by allowing you to take a break from certain care responsibilities.
• Builds confidence and encourages involvement.
• Provides nutritious meals and mealtime activities to support good eating.
• Assists your loved one in remaining secure at home.
• Allows you to be confident that you will have the correct team in place to care for your loved one.
• Provides stimulating and exciting activities.
• Increases self-esteem and builds physical strength.
To begin your journey of care and support…
Give the team a call
If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team
Arrange a visit
We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.
Meet your new friend
We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support
Alzheimer’s and dementia home care FAQs
How do you look after someone who is living with Alzheimer's?
Caring for people living with Alzheimer's disease, or any kind of dementia, requires both patience and adaptability. Careful planning, maintaining a safe setting and concentrating on the person are all important considerations.
What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
In essence, Alzheimer's disease is a kind of dementia.
Dementia is not a disease in itself, but rather a word used to describe a range of symptoms, such as memory loss and difficulties concentrating.
Alzheimer's disease, on the other hand, is a particular medical disorder that alters the nerve endings in the brain and how they interact with one another.
There are several phases of dementia, each with its own set of symptoms.
Those living with Alzheimer's will also go through several stages of the disease's progression.
When do people who live with Alzheimer's require 24-hour care?
It varies from person to person, but, as the condition develops, care requirements will grow more complex.
What is the duration of each stage of Alzheimer's disease?
Unfortunately, there is no set time period for how long it will take to proceed from one stage of Alzheimer's disease to the next.
The rate of advancement is determined by the individual and their medical status. However, due to the disease's prevalence, there is an average for how long each stage lasts.
Alzheimer's disease stage Time spent on average
The initial stage (mild) 2–4 years
The middle stage (moderate) 2–10 years
The late stage (severe) 1–3 years
Can someone living with Alzheimer's disease be left alone?
Because each person with dementia is unique, this will vary. However, if someone has entered the late stage of Alzheimer's and their everyday life is being progressively disrupted, it is no longer safe to leave them alone.
What is the price of dementia home care?
The cost of our Alzheimer's and dementia home care services will be determined by the client's specific needs and the number of hours of service delivered.
Because all our services are tailored to your specific requirements, we cannot provide an average cost until we have reviewed your care plan.
How do I go about arranging Alzheimer's and dementia home care?
Simply give Joanne or Rhian a call to set up an Alzheimer's or dementia home care package.
We're available to discuss your dementia home care requirements and to locate the ideal care package for you.
You can contact us on 01792 588 111.
We provide Alzheimer's home care that places the person at the centre of their care journey.
Simply give Joanne or Rhian a call to set up a dementia home care service or to talk though some options.
We're available to discuss your dementia home care requirements and to locate the ideal care services for you. You can contact us on 01792 588 111.