Did you know that research shows there are currently around 850,000 people in the UK who are living with dementia?
According to the NHS, “one in 14 people over the age of 65 have dementia, and the condition affects 1 in 6 people over 80”.
An Alzheimer’s Society report states that of the people with dementia, approximately 42,000 are people with young onset dementia (people under the age of 65), and as a person’s age increases, so does the risk of them developing dementia.
Living with Dementia can be incredibly challenging for an individual and their loved ones. Part of this challenge for unpaid carers, such as family members, is finding the time within their own busy daily schedule to care for another person.
Rest assured, all our care staff are Dementia Friends and are here to help using their trained knowledge, empathy and a core understanding of the condition.
There are many forms of Dementia, with Alzheimer’s Disease being the most commonly, diagnosed. Those who care for a person with Dementia can find it extremely comforting, especially family members, but also intensely time consuming which can lead to stress and isolation. Respectful Care can offer flexible support to minimise the strain on unpaid carers, promoting healthy relationships and happy environments.
Although things can be forgotten by someone living with Dementia it is important to maintain a regular routine for mental and physical stimulation. Our clients often benefit from active participation in daily routines such as preparing well-balanced meals and domestic support. Social activities and reminiscing are also a vital part of well-being, happiness, and empowerment.
As a person’s Dementia progresses, we aim to evolve, adapt, and shape our care delivery, ensuring their current needs and wishes, are at the centre of their journey.