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Dementia Care

Dementia and Alzheimer's Care

Based in Derbyshire, our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and professional care to the elderly, especially those with dementia.

Understanding for individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Dementia, a complex disorder, encompasses symptoms that signify a steady decline in cognitive abilities. According to the esteemed NHS, a staggering 850,000 individuals in the UK grapple with dementia, with 1 out of every 14 people over 65 and 1 in 6 individuals above 80 bearing its burden. Among the various forms of dementia, Alzheimer's disease reigns supreme as the most prevalent type in the UK.

While memory loss is a hallmark sign of both dementia and Alzheimer’s, it is not the sole indication. This insidious condition can wreak havoc on one’s behaviour, speech, emotions, and thought processes. Indeed, the far-reaching effects of dementia know no bounds.

Symptoms of dementia can include problems with:

  • Memory loss.
  • Thinking speed.
  • Mental sharpness and quickness.
  • Language, such as using words incorrectly, or trouble speaking.
  • Understanding.
  • Judgement.
  • Mood.
  • Movement.
  • Difficulties doing daily activities.
Dementia friendly services

Hygea provides tailored assistance for individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer's.

At Hygea, we fully grasp the complexities of dementia and its impact on individuals and their families. That's why our dementia care services are tailor-made to provide unwavering support and comfort to your cherished ones in the familiar surroundings of their abode.

Our dedicated caregivers are extensively trained in recognising the distinctive needs and behaviours associated with dementia, ensuring that your loved ones receive the utmost personalised care. But our commitment doesn’t end there.

We take a holistic approach by collaborating closely with healthcare professionals, such as skilled doctors, compassionate nurses, and compassionate therapists, to deliver a well-rounded and comprehensive care plan.

With Hygea, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your loved one is in the hands of capable and compassionate individuals. We are passionate about delivering quality home care services that promote overall well-being, foster independence, and cultivate a sense of belonging for those with dementia.

Trust us to go above and beyond to cater to their unique needs and enhance their quality of life.

Compassionate dementia and Alzheimer's care from our highly-trained Care Professionals.

Our Hygea Care Professionals undergo specialised training to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate care for those living with various forms of dementia and Alzheimer's.

They are dedicated to empowering clients to make their own decisions while ensuring their safety and well-being. Our Care Professionals alleviate the burden of caregiving for family members, allowing them to have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in capable hands.

Not only do our professionals maintain a safe and clean environment, but they also make sure that clients receive proper nutrition and hydration. They offer assistance with personal care and medication while building meaningful relationships with clients and their families.

Our Care Professionals understand the importance of engaging clients in enjoyable activities and utilising reminiscence techniques when appropriate. They also encourage clients to participate in social events and remain connected to their community, promoting a fulfilling and enriched life.

We understand the challenges of caring for someone with dementia and Alzheimer’s

Caring for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's disease involves a multifaceted approach that includes medical management, emotional support, and the creation of a safe and supportive environment.

The goal is to maximise the quality of life for the individual with the condition and their family members.

To support someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s essential to establish a routine that provides structure and predictability. This can help reduce confusion and agitation. Activities should be tailored to the individual’s abilities and interests, promoting engagement without causing frustration or stress. These activities could include music, art, simple chores, or reminiscence therapy, which involves discussing past experiences to stimulate memory and conversation.

Communication strategies are also key. It’s essential to use clear, simple language and to speak slowly, allowing the person time to process and respond. Nonverbal communication, such as gestures and facial expressions, can also be effective, especially as the disease progresses and verbal communication becomes more challenging.

Safety modifications in the home are necessary to prevent accidents. This may involve installing locks on cabinets that contain dangerous items, using safety knobs on stoves, and removing tripping hazards.

Support for caregivers is equally essential. Caregiving can be emotionally and physically demanding, so respite care, support groups, and counselling services can be invaluable resources for managing stress and preventing burnout.

Finally, legal and financial planning should be considered. This includes setting up power of attorney, living wills, and establishing a trust to manage finances. This planning should ideally be done early in the disease process when the individual can still participate in decision-making.

In summary, caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s requires a comprehensive approach that addresses the physical, emotional, and environmental needs of the individual while also providing robust support systems for caregivers.

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