There are over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK today! By 2021, there will be over 940,000 people living with dementia and this is forecast to soar to 1.7 million by 2050. One in three people over the age of 65 will die with dementia, and there are also 16,000 people under the age of 65 with the condition in the UK.
These are not just statistics; they represent thousands of families with loved ones who require specialised care to remain at home for as long as possible.
If you are struggling to care for a loved one at home with dementia, it is important to remember you are not alone. Over 7,000 families like yours have trusted Home Instead to provide one on one home care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
In regards to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, research has shown that remaining in familiar surroundings helps to manage the challenges of memory loss.
Repeated questions, confusion about people or time, disorientation, neglected hygiene and nutrition—caring for someone with dementia takes a great deal of patience, empathy and love. Particularly as memory loss progresses, this type of care can cause an enormous amount of stress to a family caregiver.
The Home Instead person-centred approach to Alzheimer's care, backed by advanced research and CAREGiver education, can help your loved one cope with the challenges of Alzheimer's, whilst enabling them to continue doing what they can on their own in the comfort of their home.
Home Instead CAREGivers trained in our Alzheimer's CARE programme, have the passion, desire and recognised skills to work with our clients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Our CAREGivers understand the struggles and challenges that accompany caring for a loved one and will provide a service that also supports the family members. Our world class CAREGiver training, which is fully accredited by City & Guilds, is the only one of its kind in the UK.
Our CAREGivers are trained to:
- Provide companionship
- Maintain a safe environment
- Manage challenging behaviours
- Provide mind stimulating activities
- Create social interaction
- Provide nutritious meals
- Supervise daily activities
The services provided by Home Instead will enable your loved one to remain at home, in familiar surroundings, for as long as possible, providing routine, familiarity and maximising independence. Please contact us if you believe we can help you.