What does dementia care involve?

What does dementia care involve?

Navigating the dementia journey is difficult for everyone involved. ‘Dementia’ is the umbrella term used to describe a number of diseases which affect the brain and can result in cognitive impairment, loss of memory, problems with communication and difficulty performing everyday activities. Dementia poses many challenges, not only for the person living with the condition but also for family members and loved ones.

Here at Compassionate Care Group, we understand the importance of providing high-levels of care, particularly for complex care issues. If you or your loved one is looking for dementia care in Manchester and the surrounding area, read on. In this blog post, we explore what dementia care covers and how it can improve the quality of life for those living with dementia. 

Understanding dementia

Dementia causes abnormal changes to the brain which can have a  significant effect on one’s everyday life. For individuals living with dementia, even simple, everyday tasks can become daunting or overwhelming. While symptoms may vary from person to person, dementia may cause a person to get lost in a familiar neighbourhood, forget the names of close family members, and impair their ability to complete tasks independently.

For people living with dementia, a change of routine and environment can be extremely unsettling. That’s why many families are choosing home care over nursing homes. Home care allows an individual to stay in the familiarity and comfort of their home rather than start afresh in a new environment. By maintaining one’s everyday routine, dementia care can ease the strain on your family and give you and your loved one the reassurance you deserve. 

What is dementia care?

Dementia care is designed to help you or your loved one remain in the comfort of one’s own home for as long as possible. The goal of dementia care is to manage the symptoms and reduce the negative effects of dementia, while giving family members the peace of mind that their loved one is receiving the care and support they deserve. Our specialist trained staff are well-equipped to meet all care needs, no matter how complex. You can rest assured your loved one will receive the right level of care, never falling below the standard of what we would expect for our own family. 

Duties of dementia care

When it comes to supporting someone with dementia, we understand the importance of maintaining regular routines and patterns. Our experienced carers can perform a variety of different tasks to match the schedule of your loved one and consistently ensure their needs are being met. Whether your loved one needs additional help getting up in the morning, washing, or completing domestic tasks around the house, our carers can do it all. 

Here are some duties you can expect our carers to perform in order to enhance the life of your loved one and help them live as independently as possible for as long as possible: 

  • Support with personal care
  • Preparing nutritious meals
  • Tending to household tasks such as washing up, shopping, ironing, and tidying up
  • Providing consistent companionship
  • Helping with any mobility issues
  • Arranging appointments 
  • Engaging in social interactions and hobbies
  • Engaging in therapeutic activities and life story work 
  • Encouraging good physical health by making time for regular exercise
  • Administering medication

The importance of dementia care 

Ensuring your loved one receives the specialised care they deserve can help them live a healthier and happier life. Very often, people with dementia speak of the frustration they feel when they experience memory loss, or certain tasks become more difficult.  Maintaining structure and routine, as well as keeping familiar objects in the same places, offers a welcomed sense of security. Supporting a person’s independence and granting them the ability to take care of themselves can relieve their agitation and help them live a more fulfilled life. 

Get in touch 

To learn more about our dementia care services in Manchester, please do get in touch. Our friendly staff look forward to providing your family with the peace of mind you deserve.