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24 Hour Care at Home: Dementia Live in Care

Dementia Live in Care in the South

Understanding Dementia

Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. Becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that someone has dementia. Memory loss can be a normal part of ageing and it can also be a sign of depression or stress. Not drinking enough water throughout the day, or having a UTI, (urinary tract infection), also can lead to confusion and memory loss.

Dementia is caused by a number of different types of diseases to the brain, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Fronto-temporal dementia
  • Lewy body disease

The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. They have similar symptoms but develop in different ways.

Our dementia live in care provision is a bespoke service for people to help them stay independent and remain in their own homes.

Dementia Care personalised to your needs

We have a Dementia Champion team.  Some of our admin staff are volunteers who help people understand what it’s like to live with dementia, encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information and ideas on how they can help.

We know that those living with dementia will maintain good relationships with partners and friends and often still enjoy their hobbies.  They benefit from the 24 hour presence of a live-in carer who can take them out to places of worship, community events, garden centres, or even a walk down the street. 

The live in carer will:

  • Provide help with all aspects of personal care during the live in care assignment
  • Facilitate socialisation and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema/theatre, meals out, going for a drive (where required), reading, etc.
  • Monitor progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to the care and support given
  • Liaise with families or/and office team members to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each service user.
  • Provide general housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties, etc., and helping Service Users to maintain all aspects of their domestic lives
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