Dementia care at home
Our dementia care at home support can help manage the symptoms of dementia from the comfort and familiarity of your own home.
Dementia care at home
It can be a difficult time when you start to recognise signs of dementia, whether this be in yourself or in a loved one. Knowing what to do is vitally important and getting the right care in from the early stages can be vital to managing symptoms.
There will be a lot of changes to someone’s life when they start suffering from dementia, life as they know it will be different.
Knowing what is best for someone with dementia can be difficult, but we are here for you every step of the way. Our dementia care at home support can help manage the symptoms of dementia from the comfort and familiarity of your own home.
What is dementia?
Understanding dementia is extremely difficult. It can be very hard to grasp as there is a lot of factors to it.
Dementia is not a single disease. It’s terminology used to cover range of individual medical conditions. Disorders grouped under the term dementia are caused by irregular changes to the brain. These changes lead to a decline in cognitive skills, ways of thinking and can have serious effects on daily life and the ability to remain independent.
Dementia is a result of brain cells being damaged which interferes their ability to communicate with each other properly. These damaged brain cells cannot communicate as they normally would resulting in changes in thinking, behaviour and feelings.
Although early signs of dementia can be hard to spot, there are some which are more common than others and can be easier to notice. Some of these include:
- memory loss or problems, mainly short term
- easily confused
- struggle to concentrate
- changes to personality or usual behaviour
- feeling more withdrawn or depressed
- finding everyday tasks hard to complete
Familiar place, familiar face
Receiving dementia care at home has massive benefits and helps to support comfortable living. Being in a familiar environment with familiar faces is the first step to living comfortably with dementia. Remaining at home when suffering from dementia encourages positive association and it allows the individual to retain certain levels of independence, which may be lost if they go in to a care home. Being surrounded by recognisable and relatable things can combat the symptoms of dementia by promoting cognitive processes like memories and tasks which have become second nature.
We work hard to make things engaging and the service we provide promotes independence. Our Bluebird Care Assistants will carry out activies which helps someone suffering from dementia reminisce the good times. They will cook home cooked foods which are easy relatable to and help bring back memories of when they used to eat these meals.
It is important to take the mind of someone suffering from dementia to a place of comfort, a place where they have fonder memories. Our Care Assistants are able to do this through listening to music, watching tv programmes, looking through old photos and listening to stories.
Helping someone with Dementia
In the early stages of dementia, many people are able to enjoy life in the same way as before their diagnosis. But as symptoms get worse, the person may feel anxious, stressed and scared at not being able to remember things, follow conversations or concentrate.
It's important to support the person to maintain skills, abilities and an active social life. This can also help how they feel about themselves.
End of life care and Dementia
We are here to help your family to understand each stage, recognise the changes, put the necessary plans in place, give you the right care, talk to them about your medication and ensure that you are not suffering.
We are there for you every step of the way. Our highly experience, compassionate and caring end of life team are there to support you and your family members at the toughest of times.
We're here for you
Suffering from dementia or seeing a loved on suffer from dementia can be hard. We are here for you evey step of the way, to make things easier and help promote independance from the comfort of home.
Please contact us to speak to someone in our team about dementia care in South Tyneside.
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.