‘Dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. The symptoms may be mild, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect their daily life. A person with dementia may experience changes in their mood or behaviour.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. The specific symptoms that someone with dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing the dementia.
Dementia can be a very frustrating and debilitating disease which is often very hard to accept for the client. Our Carers have an excellent understanding of dementia. They work hard to ensure the correct level of confidence and support, whilst making sure that the client can remain living within as normal a routine as possible.
Our Manager would initially assess the client and provide a care worker who best matches the clients requirements. We know that dementia can also be hard to accept for relatives, so regular meetings with relatives can also be arranged.