Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
At Living Well Homecare, we know how important it is to provide person centered care and support to all of our customers, particularly those suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease. Most people with this progressive condition prefer to remain in their own home for as long as possible, rather than move to residential care or nursing homes.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and affects one in three people over the age of 65 years. It is not an inevitable consequence of aging. It is caused by a physical disease which progressively attacks the brain. The symptoms include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty with speech and understanding
- Periods of mental confusion
- Changes in behaviour and emotional responses
- Problems with movement
- Increased apathy
- Loss of confidence
However as our understanding of the condition has increased, so has evidence that quality care at home can have a real impact on stabilising and even slowing the progression of the most common Dementia symptoms.
Familiarity and regular routines are key to reducing distress, so receiving consistent support from specially trained Care Workers in the familiar home environment is ideal wherever possible.
A healthy diet, suitable exercise and cognitive stimulation have all been shown to have a positive impact on dementia symptoms and we work with our clients to ensure they are getting the best possible care whilst also meeting their personal choices.
How can we help?
Our friendly staff at Living Well Homecare can ensure the home environment remains safe and advise on any adaptions that will make life easier. We also work with clients and their loved ones to provide emotional support and respite, to access local services and to adapt the care package to ensure changing needs are anticipated and always met.
We understand; we care and we can help by supporting you on many different levels.
Why Choose Us?
We pride ourselves on providing exceptional quality care
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