IN HOME CARE SERVICES FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS
With Saxon Care, our specially trained care team know how to address moods associated with various forms of dementia and will develop a unique care plan that can be altered as the condition evolves and progresses. Our dementia home care teams will be there for your loved one, providing the care and support they need. Get in touch to see how your loved one can benefit from compassionate dementia home care!
How Dementia Affects Patients
Affecting about 50 million people worldwide, dementia impacts every aspect of a person’s life and varies by individual, changing as one progresses through different stages of the underlying disease.
Dementia is an umbrella term for symptoms such as impaired judgment and memory loss that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Over time, the affected person can experience personality and behavioural changes, as well as physical decline, which typically requires the help of an in-home dementia caregiver. Two of the most common causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia (LBD). Other causes of dementia include Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 850 000 Britain’s. Typically, memory and judgement gradually decline over time due to degenerating and dying brain cells. Unless the individual has other diseases or illnesses, physical deterioration does not usually occur until the disease has significantly progressed and caused impairment in basic function and motor skills necessary to physical health.
Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia is another common cause of progressive dementia. Initially, individuals may experience symptoms like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, while others may have vivid visual hallucinations. Lewy body dementia may also cause aggressive behaviour or depression, tremors, and an increased risk of falling.
How Our Dementia Home Care Services Can Help
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to work with a trained care professional who understands the underlying diseases and their progression. At Saxon Care, our carers are trained and experienced with helping provide care to those with Dementia and the support we provide is able to change and adapt to individuals needs as they progress.
We understand that quality in-home dementia care is not one size fits all. Every person is unique, with specific conditions, abilities, and preferences. As such, caregivers are matched to clients based on their needs, skills, interests, likes, and dislikes. We genuinely care for the whole person, not just their condition.