Living Well with Dementia

In honour of Dementia Action Week, we share how Bluebird Care can help those living with dementia live fulfilling lives.

A diagnosis of dementia can feel overwhelming. One of our much-loved customers shared with us recently:

I’m worried that it will get worse, and I won’t be able to remember any of my family and friends.

As a service that supports people to live well in their own home, we are faced with this scenario regularly. At Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees, we strive to work towards ensuring our customers that are living with dementia can live a meaningful and fulfilling life. We do this through our daily interactions and supporting everyone to remain independent.

Living with dementia has been compared to as ‘sometimes living in the fog, and sometimes living in the sunshine’ (Alzheimer’s Society, 2004).  We encourage our customers and families to keep a photo book of memories as we want families to be reminded that there is more to a person than their dementia. From the point of view of a person living with dementia,

it’s the way you talk to us, not what you say, that we remember

(Christine Bryden, 46).

It is very important that we remember; it is not their fault. According to Good Care Group, ‘companionship can significantly boost quality of life’. At Bluebird Care, we can offer you this. 

Due to the confusion, irritability, and similar difficulties that come with dementia, it is most beneficial for a person with dementia to be cared for in their own home. Ageing Care agrees that ‘this option is far less disorienting for a dementia patient than a move to an assisted living facility, a memory care unit or a nursing home’. This is because the familiarity of home offers peace, comfort, and security – things that are important for a person with dementia to have. If you or a loved one is currently seeking home care in Wakefield or Kirklees, we would be happy to provide it. Simply click here to begin your care journey with us.

You can read helpandadvice.co.uk's 51 Practical Tips for Living with Dementia, for more information on how to live well with dementia.

 

Useful Links

Age UK: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Dementia UK: https://www.dementiauk.org/

Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

 

Sources

Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Ageing Care: https://www.agingcare.com/

 

 

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.

3. Assessment

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.

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