Dementia care for people living in Thame and Aylesbury is a very broad topic because the person diagnosed with dementia goes through different stages and therefore their needs continue to change.
At the early stages of Alzheimer's one of the first signs is memory loss especially the most recent information. So for example you may have had a discussion with your partner and a short while later they have forgotten the details such as dates, names and places.
They will often ask you to remind them of the same information repeating themselves time and time again.
For some people living with the onset of Alzheimer's they can find it difficult to do things they used to find easy such as counting money or dealing with bills. They can find driving to a familiar location difficult and even become lost.
These are just some of the early signs one sees in Alzheimer's and this is why caring for someone with the onset of dementia symptoms is so important.
At this time the dementia patient needs patience from those giving the daily support, the dementia carers, and this isn't always easy. As much as they may be loved, the constant repeated questions and reassurance they crave can be very demanding.
For example if and when they reach the stage that it is no longer safe to let them drive even locally in Aylesbury or Thame it can become a very stressful time for both the carer and the person with dementia.
After all, they cannot understand why they have been stopped driving as they may have been driving all their life and you have to remember they have difficulty taking in the information no matter how many times you tell them.
As you can imagine each day can bring its own challenges when caring for people with dementia which is why it is important that home care services such as Home Instead Senior care
In the majority of cases the family want their family member to stay at home, in their own environment, for as long as possible. But caring for someone with Alzheimer's is a full time role and needs to be managed both for the patient and the carer.
A typical carer will be a loved one who wants to do everything they can to help the person they are looking after but this can be a drain on their time and energy. So obtaining care support from a company such as Home Instead can have a substantial impact on both the carer and the patient.
As we have previously mentioned, looking after someone who has dementia becomes a full time role and we all need a break.
This is why both parties benefit when they introduce care at home. By employing a professional person that you trust, the person with dementia has contact with someone who understands their condition, whilst at the same time the person who has been caring for them 24 hours per day can have some time to themselves.
The important part of this process involves the word 'trust'. Allowing someone into your home to care for someone with dementia involves a huge amount of trust and therefore needs to be handled with care.
Companies such as Home Instead who provide home care services have carefully developed processes that involve getting to know the person with dementia and their supporting family. After all, it is important that if someone is to be allowed into your home and trusted with your loved one you want to know that it is the right fit.
There may only be one person with dementia but there are a minimum of two people affected; the patient and the carer. So by obtaining support from other people provides additional support for the patient, but at the same time provides support and relief for the main carer.
Dealing with dementia can be eased with the help and support of professionals and the main carer can receive respite using care services such as those provided by Home Instead Aylesbury Vale and Thame.
Please call on 01296 410029 for Aylesbury Vale or 01844 202778 for Thame and the surrounding areas.