Supporting Individuals & Families With A Dementia Diagnosis
Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Blog
Dementia is not a disease itself, but a term used to describe a group of symptoms that include; memory loss, confusion, mood changes, and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. These symptoms begin to appear when cells stop working properly in specific areas of the brain. There are several different types of dementia, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease, but they all have the same result of reducing a person’s cognitive functions.
With these different types of dementia, comes different symptoms and therefore the person may need a different level of care. As symptoms progress and a diagnosis is given, it is not just the individual that needs to adjust to this new life, but their family and friends too.
For families of someone with dementia it can lead to an array of emotions all appearing at once as they try to cope with the diagnosis. They may feel grief, sadness, fear, irritation, or embarrassment to name a few. They are likely to feel guilty for feeling this way even though these are natural emotions that we are all likely to experience in this situation.
At Kare Plus, we strive to provide customer specific dementia care options that can help the customer and their relatives better manage day-to-day life and plan for the road ahead. The phrase ‘the road ahead’ is important because, by helping customers adjust and then by continually working with them and their family, we plan for them to live a normal and fulfilling life in the best way that they can.
This is made possible by our staff regularly receiving specialist training and CPD updates to keep up with the very latest treatments and research into dementia, enabling us to provide the highest standard of care possible.