Home care helps people living with dementia

Home care helps people living with dementia

Dementia is a condition that causes abnormal changes in the brain. This can lead to cognitive impairment, memory loss and problems communicating or performing everyday tasks. While people living with dementia often prefer to remain in the familiarity and comfort of their own home, dementia can make it difficult for them to continue doing so safely. Fortunately, home care can significantly improve the lives of those experiencing the condition and all others involved.

Read on to discover how dementia care in Manchester and the surrounding area can help improve the lives of those living with dementia. 

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of diseases that affect the brain, causing memory problems and a decline in cognitive and physical ability. This can have a significant effect on a person’s everyday life. It’s not uncommon for a person living with dementia to get lost in what used to be a familiar neighbourhood, forget the names of family members and friends, lose their belongings more frequently, and have difficulty completing tasks or engaging in activities independently. Symptoms are usually progressive and, in the vast majority of cases, irreversible. 

What does dementia care involve?

For individuals living with dementia, everyday tasks can become challenging or overwhelming. While signs and symptoms of dementia vary from person to person, common things to look for include your loved one having difficulty remembering appointments, paying bills, preparing meals and safely navigating their local neighbourhood. Dementia care provides the necessary support to enable your loved one to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

Our professional carers can offer: 

  • support with personal tasks such as washing and dressing
  • assistance with domestic chores such as shopping, cleaning and ironing 
  • administering medical support
  • cooking meals
  • providing consistent companionship
  • arranging important appointments 
  • organising social activities and outings
  • continence support
  • Engaging in therapeutic activities and life story work

Home, sweet, home: safe and soothing

A change in environment can be overwhelming, disorienting and unsettling for a person living with dementia. That’s why one of the best advantages of home care is that it allows them to remain in their own home for as long as possible. With home care, your loved one can receive the specialised care they need without having to relocate. Living in a familiar environment also offers a great deal of peace of mind, comfort and security. By minimising the change involved and eliminating the emotional impact of changing their environment, home care can truly help them live better. For this reason, many families choose home care over assisted living facilities or nursing homes.

Set routines and security 

Daily routines can help reduce anxiety and confusion. That’s why so many dementia patients benefit from maintaining their usual schedule. While nursing homes may significantly disrupt a person’s morning or evening ritual, home care allows your loved one to continue enjoying their established routines. This provides a greater sense of control and a greater understanding of what is going on around them. 

That’s why our home care services are tailored to your loved one’s schedule, providing support that fits their lifestyle and routine.

Get in touch 
If you or your loved one are interested in our dementia care services, please get in touch or call us on 0161 929 6039. Our wonderful staff are more than happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on how we can help.