Dementia & Your Loved One’s Care
Dementia is the term applied to a group of symptoms that negatively impact your memory. It is a chronic and persistent disorder caused by brain disease or brain injury and it is marked by personality changes and impaired reasoning. Dementia is a decline in mental ability which affects your memory, your thinking, problem-solving, concentration and perception. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behaviour. Dementia can occur as a result of damaged or diseased brain cells which are the parts of the brain that deal with our thought processes. Some forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are degenerative.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory and cognitive function. The exact cause is unknown and currently, there is no cure is available, although there is now more medical research and medication being trialled.
Dementia symptoms can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or communication. The symptoms can be mild, but they may increase over time and become severe enough to affect a person and their family’s daily life. A person with dementia can experience changes in their mood and behaviour and find it more and more difficult to take care of themselves. The specific symptoms that someone with dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing it.
Live-In Home Care for Alzheimer’s
Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s is extremely challenging as every day will vary with different demands and needs from the symptoms and the person being cared for. Family carers can see their loved one change before their eyes, they become more and more reliant on them and at times they may not recognise you which is extremely difficult. Having a Total Living Care (TLC) carer at home with you for ad hoc rest bite sessions or regular set times during a week will support you, give you a breather from your caring demands and can help prevent the feelings of isolation and frustration that you may sometimes feel.
A True Understanding of Dementia Care
Dementia can be a debilitating disease which is very frustrating and often very hard to accept for the person and their family. At TLC we ensure our carers have an excellent understanding of dementia, its symptoms and how best to handle these so our clients retain their dignity and confidence. Our carers work hard to ensure they offer the right level of support and care which will vary day by day, much like the symptoms. Our exceptional care ensures our client’s and their families can stay living at home and carry on with their day to day routines wherever possible.
One of our Care Managers always assesses a client before any care plan is put in place. We do this to get to know them and what they would like to get from their care with us as well as their support needs. When we have agreed the individual care plan we then look to match one of our carers, and we do this by reviewing the care that is needed along with their qualifications, experience, personality and interests.
Regular Family Meetings to Discuss Your Loved One’s Care
At TLC, we understand that Dementia and Alzheimer’s can be hard to accept for relatives and the demands and care needed can change rapidly. Because of this, we can arrange regular meetings with family members who are living at the home as well as close family to ensure the care we are providing is always working for everyone.
Why TLC is the easy choice for your family
Our carers are the key to our success, our reputation and the exceptional care we offer. We are a family run business and we only employ carers into our team who have the right experience for us and our clients, and only if they have the commitment and desire to offer warm and professional care every time.
Every one of our carers is DBS checked and their references are thoroughly checked. We take personal responsibility for our staff development, training, monitoring and supervision and always provide a high standard of individual respectful care. Our carers often develop great friendships with our clients and this makes it easier for them and their carer coming into their home to support them.
Where we cover from our Herefordshire base
At Total Living Care (TLC) we provide Dementia Care to clients across England and Wales. We mostly cover the South West of England, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Powys in different areas such as Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Bristol and Brecon, however, our Dementia Care services at Total Living Care are available nationwide. Our carers will always give effective and professional support, ensuring that you or your loved one stay happy, safe and content. If a family member, friend or someone you know is suffering from any form of Dementia, do not hesitate to contact us on 01989 562000 and explain their needs. Our expert team will help and provide the care they need.
TLC Are Your Trusted Local CQC Registered Care Provider
All of the team at TLC are committed to delivering outstanding care to every one of our clients and their families and this is why we are known as one of the best care providers in the UK.
Our Care Quality Commission ID is 1-1520389628 and we are rated as ‘Good’ in all areas. Answers to our regular client surveys reveal that 91% of our client evaluations are in the Excellent or Very Good categories.