Dementia Care at Home

Caring for someone with dementia takes a physical, emotional and mental toll. But with years of experience, Home Instead is here to help you with whatever you need.

Why is dementia care so important?

Dementia is becoming ever more prevalent in older people as we start to live longer. But we’re also getting more adept in recognising the signs and achieving an early diagnosis. With or without a diagnosis, people still need help retaining as much independence as possible. Early support can help families establish care as part of a daily routine, helping those with memory loss to remain independent. At Home Instead we know how challenging it is caring for someone with dementia, but our years of experience mean we are experts in providing effective, compassionate and dignified dementia care at home.

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Award winning dementia care training

Our approach to dementia care is pioneering. We’ve developed a unique programme for Care Professionals accredited by City & Guilds that is specialised for the home care environment. Created by ageing experts, dementia specialists and key medical practitioners from across the world, it means you can rest assured your loved ones are receiving the best possible care.

Our relationship-centred approach provides personalised care that:

  • Helps your loved ones remain safe and calm at home
  • Builds confidence and encourages engagement
  • Provides nutritious meals and activities to encourage healthy eating
  • Creates opportunities for social interaction
  • Provides mind-stimulating activities
  • Builds self-esteem and enhances physical strength
  • Manages and soothes challenging behaviours
  • Helps families take a rest from caring.
Your loved one is in safe hands
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We've helped thousands of families to stay safe, comfortable and happy at home. Whatever situation you're facing, or whatever the question is, Home Instead is here to help.

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What is dementia?

Dementia is a medical term for a collection of symptoms ranging from memory loss to impaired communication. It is caused by several conditions affecting neurons in the brain and includes Alzheimer’s disease or Vascular dementia. If a person has dementia, their neurons are damaged which means electrical messages cannot be sent efficiently across them, which can impair some or all functions of the body.

The effects of dementia are often small to start with, but over time they can become severe enough to affect someone’s day-to-day life. The persons symptoms will greatly depend on two primary factors; the parts of the brain affected, and the nature of the disease causing the dementia, but it can be extremely debilitating and distressing.

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What is dementia care?

Dementia care is about understanding the condition and the many symptoms that can occur, each person living with dementia will have their own, unique experiences and challenges. Providing care to the whole person, not just the dementia symptoms means understanding what that individual’s real world is and joining them in it , expressing empathy when needed and showing smiles, and providing warmth and positive support.

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Why choose dementia care at home?

As the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is”, and the best place for a person living with dementia is in their own home. This is where they will feel secure and comfortable, surrounded by their familiar possessions and loved ones.

Home Instead can provide flexible care to support you and your loved one, for a few hours a week, a few hours a day or 24 hour “live in” care. Combined with knowledge and expert care from our dedicated dementia Care Professionals to give you peace of mind.

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Advice & Support

  • What are the benefits of dementia care?
  • I have dementia / my loved one has dementia. Can you help me?
  • What is the most common type of of Dementia in the UK?
  • What are some of the possible symptoms of dementia?
  • What’s the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
  • Will my loved one have to give up their pet now they have been diagnosed with Dementia?
  • How can I help my loved one when they have Dementia?
  • My loved one with Dementia has begun to develop aggressive behaviour, can you give me any advice?
  • Are there warning signs that I or my loved one are getting Dementia?
  • This is my loved ones first Christmas after being diagnosed with Dementia, is there any advice you can give?