What is Dementia Care?
Dementia care is provided to those who have received a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, which is a type of dementia. People living with this diagnosis are affected in all different kinds of ways, meaning how and where dementia care is given is dependent on the individual. Care can be provided in one’s own home or in a specialist setting such as a residential care home or nursing home.
Knowing what level of dementia care you or a loved one requires and where to receive it can be really difficult. During the early stages, symptoms may be struggling to maintain your daily routine, memory loss, and misplacing items. As a progressive condition, symptoms typically worsen and people living with dementia may eventually experience challenges with personal care, preparing meals, and remembering to attend healthcare appointments.
Such symptoms may be a sign that around-the-clock, professional support is needed. Dementia care homes offer a safe and supportive space where care teams and in some homes, nurses, are available 24/7. Individuals not only have access to care services but they are also able to make use of onsite facilities, take part in activities, meet like-minded people, and have meals and housekeeping taken care of.