Dementia Action Week – Providing the right type of care for your loved one.

Published: 20/05/2021

Giving someone who is living with dementia the correct type of care is critical to their mental wellbeing.

Family or friends who care for their loved ones can become increasingly concerned or helpless when faced with difficult situations. Here, at Bluebird Care Westminster & City of London, we provide specialist care for people living with the syndrome.

Registered Care Manager Krisztina Korpas has worked with the company since January 2020 and has shared her expertise on how to best care for someone living with dementia. "When working with someone living with dementia, you should not take anything personally. It can be tiring, repetitive, and challenging, but can also be rewarding."

Krisztina fell into her care career after finishing her degree in teaching and working in admin and customer service. "I found it quite tough at first, but then I really started to enjoy it. I wanted to train myself more and learn the skill of how to care for people living with dementia."

What is Krisztina's biggest tip on how to best communicate with someone who is living with dementia? "Treating them with respect is a key element in communication."

As the dementia stages progress, it is common for conversations to begin about needing extra care. Moving to a care home can be a traumatic experience for someone living with the syndrome. Staying in a familiar environment while receiving specialist care can ease anxiety and reduce irritability. 

Krisztina shares more information on the benefits of staying at home; "I have worked with a lot of customers, and customers living with dementia have found comfort within their homes; they like to rely on their surrounding memories for support. If you take them out of their safe environment, it can often result in deterioration."

If you are interested in Bluebird Care Westminster & City of London providing care for you or your loved one, please call our friendly team on 020 4538 4283.