Dementia is a very unkind disease; its progression can be quite slow and difficult to diagnose, especially in the early stages.
Seeing a loved one or family member decline from a fully functioning human being into a world where they no longer know or recognise you is very distressing and difficult to cope with.
In the early stages, it may well appear to be just a little forgetfulness, and we all suffer from a bit of that as we get older.
With a person with dementia, the forgetfulness suddenly becomes a bit more worrying and ‘silly me, I forgot to take the front door key with me’ becomes too regular for it to be overlooked as just occasional absent-mindedness.
Once diagnosed, there will often be a period of denial and if the onset is slow, quite possibly the diagnosis will be questioned.
Sadly the disease will continue it’s relentless development, impacting on everyone concerned. Spouses or children do their best to become carers, with little or no experience of the disease and how to manage it. Life becomes more and more difficult for everyone by the day. The next step is to investigate care options.
Our specialist, live-in dementia carers, are highly trained covering all aspects of dementia care and elderly care. They fully understand the needs of the patient as well as the friends and relatives, some of whom will find it difficult to come to terms with.
A live-in dementia carer not only provides support with the day-to-day routines but also has the training and skills to help stimulate and encourage the client with conversation and activities, which can help stall the progress of the disease.
Our live-in dementia care service offers night and daycare and support and becomes a constant in their world, where uncertainty and confusion can cause stress and anger. If you choose live-in dementia care home services, your care assistant will support your loved one 24 hours a day in a familiar environment, adding quality of life.
The real alternative to a residential care home