Supporting World Alzheimers' Day

Bluebird Care Gravesham & Dartford is proud to be supporting World Alzheimer’s Day on Saturday 21st September.

20/09/2019

Bluebird Care Gravesham & Dartford is proud to be supporting World Alzheimer’s Day on Saturday 21st September.

The aim of the day is to raise awareness of dementia, understand its impact on people’s lives and strategies to help people live comfortably with dementia. 

In the UK alone, there are 850,000 people with dementia. More than 40,000 people under 65 have dementia and 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 are affected.

The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease. One of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, is memory loss as the memory region of the brain is often the first to become damaged.

Other symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Speech problems
  • Impaired understanding of reasoning and judgement
  • Decreased visual perception
  • Reduced ability to focus and be attentive
  • Age, family history, genetics are all risk factors to dementia which we can’t change

Dementia can also develop by the following conditions: side effects of medication, alcoholism, depression, thyroid problems, vitamin deficiencies, head injuries and cardiovascular illnesses. However, when these conditions are treated, the dementia symptoms may improve.

We are a leading provider of homecare and many of our customers are living with dementia. We make sure that each member of staff receives in depth training on how to provide support as part of their induction and our ongoing supervision means that they can deliver a high standard of care.

In addition to this we are proud to use RemindMeCare, which is a leading reminiscence app that our Care Assistants can use with customers to delve into customers’ pasts and stimulate many happy memories!