The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe symptoms when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. There are over 100 different types of dementia, all of which are progressive, meaning that symptoms increase over time.
Sufferers often feel vulnerable, our carers are tactful and sensitive, offering reassurance and helping the sufferer to retain their sense of identity and self-worth.
As a sufferer loses their language skills, a large proportion of their communication is non-verbal – gestures, facial expressions and touch – and our specialist carers are skilled at interpreting alternative ways of communicating.
We also recognise that remaining fit and healthy will help suffers to lead the fullest life possible. Dementia can greatly affect the sufferers relationship with food and exercise, directly affecting their health. Our specialist carers know it is crucial to long term health to be encouraging in each of these areas.