Dementia is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms including memory loss, problems with reasoning and communication, and a reduction in a person's ability to carry out daily activities such as washing, dressing and cooking. The most common types of dementia are: Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, mixed dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Dementia is a progressive condition, which means that the symptoms will gradually get worse. This progression will vary from person to person and each will experience dementia in a different way – people may often have some of the same general symptoms, but the degree to which these affect each person will vary. Our staff at Brockton Care are trained in the care of looking after someone with Dementia and its associated parts. Working and caring for people with various forms of Dementia and supporting families through difficult times and suggesting appropriate care to enable the person with Dementia to feel valued and loved whilst still remaining as independent as is safe to do. Having worked with Worcester University and Dementia UK in a project to train carers in dementia, we feel equipped as a team to more sensitively care for people with Dementia. A person-centred and integrated approach to providing care and services is fundamental to delivering high-quality care for people with dementia.
People with dementia are involved in making choices and decisions about their care and support.
Carers of peoplewith dementia are involved in supporting people with dementia to make choices and decisions about care and support.
All care plans are individually tailored for each person and very person centred, you or your loved one will be at the heart of the care we provide. It is important to remember that people with dementia are often able to make decisions about their care and support. Choice and control in decisions can help ensure that the support provided reflects the preferences of people with dementia and helps them retain independence.