Will the council pay for care?
Live-in home care is either paid for with the support of the council or privately funded. Most people are expected to make a financial contribution to the care they need when age, illness or injury makes it unsafe to live independently. However, local authority funding may be available. When assessing someone’s eligibility, their care needs, …

medication management in dementia
We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care. 020 3797 0086 A person with dementia may be prescribed medication for their condition, or for other health conditions. Taking on the role of medication management can be daunting for family members, so being organised and prepared can help …

What is the life expectancy of someone with dementia?
We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care. 020 3797 0086 Each person will have an individual experience of dementia. The speed and pattern of progression of the disease can differ-but the condition is progressive and will get worse over time. Sadly, dementia will limit the life …

Talking to someone with dementia
Scientists are still fighting to find a cure for dementia. Frustratingly, a way to reverse the brain damage caused remains elusive; however, there are ways of improving function and wellbeing. Specialised therapeutic techniques have been developed, which may help unlock memories, improve function and boost wellbeing in people living with dementia. The names of the …

Food and drink in dementia
Poor appetite, problems with food preparation, depression and difficulties with swallowing or chewing can make it a challenge for people with dementia to get the nutrition they need. Weight loss and dehydration can be a problem, especially in advanced disease, which can make your loved one frail and vulnerable to illness and infections. Food and …

Talking to someone with dementia
A live-in carer can enable your loved one to continue living safely in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. However, there are a few practical measures and steps you should take before they move in. Dementia, illness or disability can make it impossible for someone to live independently, without the significant risk of …

dementia support services
Choosing the right care for a loved one can be a challenge. The choice can seem overwhelming. Dementia, disability, family commitments, or a crisis at home can make a residential facility look like the only option. However, the change in environment and routine may not suit all individuals. Living away from home comforts and friends …

Wandering in dementia
When an individual with dementia wanders, they’re at risk of accidents, injuries and even death. Wandering is defined as: ‘A tendency to move about either in a seemingly aimless or disoriented fashion, or in pursuit of an indefinable or unobtainable goal.’ Confusion, disorientation, boredom and loneliness can all precipitate wandering in someone affected by dementia. …

occupational therapy for dementia
What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and intervention to support someone with everyday tasks. Often, it’s used as part of rehabilitation after an illness of injury. Practitioners are called occupational therapists and will take stock of the person’s needs and potential risks, and recommend and assist in ways to live …

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