Dementia is an ongoing global problem with no clear solution in sight; It strips away cognitive ability and directly effects 800,000 people in the UK. Home Instead do not provide a solution for dementia but can help to provide the highest quality of Alzheimer and dementia care, to improve the quality of living.
We regularly provide dementia care services to clients whether they are in the early or late stages of the cognitive disease, and through our city and guilds accredited training CAREGivers can adapt to any situation that they are presented with. Our CAREGivers are able to encourage engagement with the client in social environments, manage challenging behaviours akin to the disease and provide a life journal to help families understand more about their loved ones past, so they can spark up conversation with them.
For families without Alzheimer or Dementia support, life can be very stressful and exhausting. Repeated questions, confusion about people or time, disorientation, neglected hygiene and nutrition are regular occurrences throughout the day, and all require a great deal of patience, empathy and love from the carer. The care we provide aims to enable your loved one to cope with the challenges that the disease presents and allow them to live more independently.
Research has shown that allowing people with Alzheimer's or Dementia to remain in their own homes, will provide them with a much favoured familiarity, and potentially manage the challenges of memory loss. However our main aim is to keep clients close to their loved ones as we feel that the strength of family and unity can really improve the lives of people living with the disease
Home Instead CAREGivers provide the highest quality of customized care that:
- Encourages social interaction and engagement
- Manages challenging behaviours
- Provides mind-stimulating activities
- Provides nutritious meals
- Allows your loved one to remain safe in their own
- Looks back at the clients past.
- Supports the family
Most importantly, CAREGivers can provide assistance with enhancing and restoring the simple pleasures of life, such as a walk in the park, a ride in the car to get ice cream or spending time in the garden.
Countless families have trusted their local Home Instead office to provide one-on-one home care assistance for their loved ones suffering from dementia. CAREGivers are specially trained to help minimise the challenges for someone with dementia.
Home Instead Sheffield provides friendly encouragement and the best assistance to help those with dementia, and their family members cope with the challenges of memory loss. Home Instead CAREGivers can provide assistance with establishing a regular routine and restoring the simple pleasures of life, which remains one of the best non-medical treatments for this disease.
There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2021 there will be over 940,000 people living with dementia and this will soar to 1.7 million by 2050. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. More than 60 per cent of all care home residents, aged over 65, have a form of dementia and there are over 16,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK. 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-on-one home care for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia's.