Dementia UK website states:
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders, that is, conditions affecting the brain. There are over 200 subtypes of dementia, but the five most common are: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia. Some people may have a combination of different types of dementia and these are commonly called mixed dementia.
Many people with mild-to-moderate dementia are able to stay in their own home and live well if they have adequate support. Being in familiar surroundings can help people cope better with their condition and we encourage this for as long as possible, as the transition to a residential care home is a big change and can be extremely confusing to someone with dementia.
Our Able Living carers undertake specific training so that they can help support clients with dementia in their own homes. A specialised dementia care plan will be developed to ensure the specific support is given and adapted as needs change.
Our carers are highly experienced in this area and can really help to promote their independence, offer choices, maintain dignity and support their day to day routine as well as supporting families during what can be bewildering times.
We are members of Poynton Dementia Community Group.