At Caring Hands Domiciliary Services, we understand the devastating impact dementia can have on individuals and their families, with many of our Care Workers and Managers having experienced dementia first-hand with one of their loved ones. Our team of experienced staff are dedicated and committed to helping people at home with dementia to continue living in their home happily, safely and as independently as possible for as long as possible.
“…They both go above and beyond to provide stimulation for Mum and are both sensitive to her dementia. Mum is always in high spirits after their visits…”
About dementia and alzheimer’s disease
Dementia is a cruel disease that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving and language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. It can cause fear, anxiety and a feeling of isolation and burden on your loved ones.
The disease can often be difficult to diagnose, so if you are worried that you or a loved one may be suffering from dementia make an appointment with a GP to discuss your worries.
How can Caring Hands domiciliary services help you?
We will talk to you and your family, not just about your medical conditions, but about you as an individual. We will ask you about your life, both in the past and your hopes, aspirations and fears for now and the future. We will ask you what a good and bad day is like for you. We will also support you to trigger some of your memories, such as creating a photo album of familiar places and people. Often someone with dementia will feel very lonely and isolated. We can take you out, maybe to the seaside for an ice cream or to the local shops to do some shopping.
We understand that looking after a loved one with dementia can cause stress and tensions amongst families. We see first-hand the impact of long-term care upon family members. We will talk to your family about how we can provide home support and respite care for them, signposting them to seek help from other services, rather than struggling to cope alone.
Our dedicated staff are fully trained and have the skills and knowledge to help and support you in your home. They will recognise changes in behaviour and condition and will pass this information on to a Manager to follow up.