There are currently 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and there will be over a million by 2021.
Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community, while one third live in a care home.
Of the 86,000 people with dementia in Scotland 7,500 live in Edinburgh.
These are not just statistics, they represent millions of families with loved ones who require special care, both at home and in nursing homes.
If you are struggling to care for a loved one with dementia it is important to remember you are not alone. Almost 2,000 families like yours have trusted Home Instead to provide one-to-one home care for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Our Care Manager, Jacqui Donachie, is an approved dementia trainer and our team undergo specialist training to help support people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We are very proud to provide specialised Alzheimer's and dementia care to families such as your own in Edinburgh.
Our CAREGivers are trained to:
- Maintain a safe environment
- Manage changing behaviour
- Provide nutritious meals
- Provide mind-stimulating activities
- Create social interaction
- Supervise daily activities
Our CAREGivers can also provide assistance with enhancing and restoring the simple pleasures of life, such as a walk in the park, a trip out in the car or spending time in the garden. These care activities are proven to maximise abilities and independence. The best place for a person with memory loss is in familiar surroundings. The services provided by Home Instead are a valuable, trusted solution to help your loved one maintain a regular routine, enhancing his or her quality of life.
The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that only two thirds of people with dementia in the Lothian Health Board have a diagnosis - we can help you and your family with caring, flexible, highly trained CAREGivers.
Call us for a friendly chat to learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia care in Edinburgh. Telephone: 0131 300 0599.