Dementia encompasses a wide range of conditions, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, each with its own unique set of symptoms that affect individuals differently.
Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging, both physically and emotionally, as they may exhibit behavioral patterns that are difficult for family members and friends to handle. In such cases, seeking the assistance of trained carers becomes essential, as they can provide tailored care options to alleviate the pressure and assist both the individual with dementia and their relatives in managing daily life and preparing for the future.
When you first come to terms with your loved one's diagnosis, it's natural to experience a range of emotions. During this period, it is crucial to have access to professional support that offers you the necessary space to comprehend the changes you and your loved one are going through.
Once the initial adjustment period is over, we continue to collaborate with the individual and their family to help them maintain a sense of normalcy and fulfillment in their lives. With ongoing advancements in dementia treatment and research, you can rest assured that our Kare Plus carers receive specialised and up-to-date training and continuous professional development (CPD). This ensures that they deliver the highest standard of care to individuals suffering from dementia.
What is Dimentia?
Dementia is a broad term used to describe a collection of symptoms that affect cognitive abilities, memory, thinking, and behavior. It is not a specific disease itself, but rather a syndrome or a group of symptoms caused by various underlying conditions or diseases.
Dementia typically involves a decline in memory, reasoning, and communication skills, which can gradually impair a person's ability to perform daily activities and interact with others. It is often associated with older age, although it is not a normal part of aging.
The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, accounting for a significant portion of cases. Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, which is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain, and Lewy body dementia, characterised by the presence of abnormal protein deposits in the brain.
There are many other less common causes of dementia, such as Parkinson's disease dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, among others. The specific symptoms and progression of dementia can vary depending on the underlying cause.
It is important to note that while there is no cure for most types of dementia, early diagnosis and appropriate management can help improve the quality of life for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Treatment may involve medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, and support services tailored to the individual's needs.
How can we help?
Provide a tailored service to meet the unqiue requirements of the individual
Have on-hand, experienced and qualified carers to assist you
Support you through the complexities of dementia care to ensure your loved one has a familiar quality of life
At Kare Plus Ashford, we carefully select and coordinate our most experienced care teams to meet your specific requirements. If you would like more information about the dementia care services we offer, please don't hesitate to contact us using the following details:
Tel: +44 (0)1233 801888
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