Dementia and Alzheimer's Care
Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.
There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease or any other type of dementia, however it is possible to live well with the right support and help. This support and help
comes in many forms from many different people including health and social care professionals, legal professionals, the local community, and voluntary or charitable organisations.
At Nest Homecare, we understand that dementia does not define a person and and we ensure that our staff and personalised Care Plans are flexible and adaptable in order to help clients have the most positive experience. We engage in meaningful activity based around the client's preferences, background and circumstances.
We also employ a Memory Support Specialist who works as part of our Care Team alongside the Care Workers. Our Memory Support Specialist is on-hand to provide advice on all aspects linked the condition and can help sign-post you and your family towards finding the right help and support every step of the way. Whatever the stage and whatever the challenge you are facing, we're here to help.
At Nest we understand the effects that dementia can have on some-one's life and how it impacts their experiences. Our specialist Care Workers are selected on their ability to see things from the perspective of the person with dementia and so they can focus on life history, personality, likes, dislikes and how the person feels rather than what they remember. We will help your loved one take part in stimulating activities that they enjoy - helping them remain independent, happy and safe whether that's looking at old photos and memorabilia or a visit to the shops. Every person is different, and dementia afffects every person in a different way.
Our main priority is to treat every client as an individual which is why we will tailor a care programme to your exact needs.
We work with national and local organisations, such as The Alzheimer's Society and ADS to help train and develop our Care Workers and Care Team so we can provide person-centred care.
It is our goal to provide the very best support to clients and their families. We are active within the local community supporting people with dementia by taking part in fundraising activities. Two members of our Care Team are also Dementia Friends Champions and frequently hold Dementia Friends sessions enabling local people to become Dementia Friends themselves - something we are extremely passionate about.
How we can help - supporting people living with dementia
Information and knowledge of brain disease
Help and advice regarding legal documents such as LPA
Local community organisations such as Day Centres
How we can help - caring for some-one with living dementia
Create a regular daily routine
Ensure a safe environment
Provide mind-stimulating activities (CST)
Hold fun activities and social interaction
Help and involvement with everyday tasks such as gardening
Trips to local shops, garden centres and parks
Help with everyday chores such as post, bills and banking
Prepare a nutritious meal
and most importantly a familiar, friendly face