Dementia Care Services
Let us put your mind at ease with dedicated care
Seeing a loved one struggle with dementia can be upsetting. However, at Abbots Care, we have specialist dementia carers who can look after your loved one and help them get the best out of life.
We cover all areas of dementia care, from visiting care appointments to full-time domiciliary care for dementia. We can even provide dementia respite care if your regular carer needs a break. Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you and your family with our dementia care services.
Call us on 0330 094 5511
What is Dementia?
Dementia is the term for a range of similar progressive conditions that affect the normal functioning of the brain. The brain functions by sending and receiving messages from nerve cells, or neurones. Dementia causes these nerve cells to deteriorate, making it harder for the brain to function normally.
There are many different types of dementia, with the most common being Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
Dementia can affect people in different ways, but a few of the most common symptoms are:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty communicating
- Mood swings
- Becoming confused easily
- Difficulty with numbers
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced attention span
- Disinterest in socialising
Although there is no cure for dementia, it can be managed with proper care and support. Our dementia specialists are expertly trained to help those with dementia lead full and rewarding lives.
Why choose Dementia Home Care?
Choosing dementia home care over a care home enables your loved one to remain in familiar surroundings and close to friends and family. We know that every situation is different, which is why our dementia home care services are tailored specifically to each one of our customers’ individual needs.
We also understand that circumstances change over time, so we make it easy to adapt your care services to suit your situation. Many of our customers choose to make the transition from visiting care to domiciliary care over time, to ensure their loved ones are always receiving the appropriate levels of care.
Our approach to Dementia Care
Seeing a loved one struggle with dementia can be incredibly hard. At Abbots Care, we offer compassionate care that is built around the needs of our customers. Whether it’s little and often visiting care to help out with a few daily tasks, or domiciliary care you can depend on, our dementia carers are passionate about providing excellent levels of care.
Consistency is important with dementia, so we work to match up your loved one with a regular carer, to allow them to see a familiar friendly face and feel safe and secure.
How to care for someone with Dementia
In the earlier stages of dementia, everyday tasks can still be completed fairly easily. As dementia progresses, your loved one may need some extra assistance with things like cooking meals, cleaning and going out.
However, if you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, it’s important to make them feel valued. Ask them to help you with various activities like laying the table and doing the weekly food shop to get them engaged and active.
Dementia memory aids
Memory aids can really help your loved one to continue to find their way around the house easily. Placing labels on cupboards and drawers with a note on what’s inside, as well as labelling doors with which room they lead to can really help to keep your loved ones feeling comfortable at home and reduce confusion.
People with dementia can still live full and enjoyable lives, and there are lots of things you can do to help them remain active – both mentally and physically. At home, try encouraging them to help you with puzzle-based activities like jigsaws, or even crosswords. Try to frequently talk about their life experiences and memories, and use photos to help the recognise friends and family members.
You could also look out for dementia-friendly activity groups or classes, such as dance, tai chi and swimming, that can enable your loved one to continue to have an active lifestyle. Taking your loved one to visit attractions such as sensory gardens or following woodland trails can also help to keep them engaged while also lifting their mood.
We understand that caring for your loved one is important to you, but it can also be a lot to manage alone. At Abbots Care, we are there for you if you need a little extra help with any aspect of dementia care, and we can work with you to create a care package that suits everyone.
How much does Dementia Care cost?
We believe everyone should have the option to receive dedicated home care services as an alternative to a residential care home. At Abbots Care, our prices start from as little as £21 per hour*, with many care packages available. Get in touch today to speak to one of our advisors about your options for dementia care.
Find Dementia Care Services
We provide our high-quality care services throughout the south and southeast of England, with Abbots Care branches in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Potters Bar and Dorset. Find your nearest Abbots Care branch today to arrange a free assessment.
Become a Dementia Carer
A career in care can be incredibly rewarding. At Abbots Care, we provide nationally-recognised training and qualifications to help you begin your career as a carer. Head to our Abbots Care Jobs section to find out more about how you can benefit from our training courses, as well as our available dementia care jobs.
Get in touch
Arrange your free assessment or speak to one of our specialist advisors by calling us on 0330 094 5511, or fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will be in touch.