Dementia support and social networks
Living with dementia can be lonely, disorienting and isolating. Sadly, the condition can have a negative impact on mental health, causing a rise in depression and anxiety levels.
We also recognize how difficult the journey can be and the emotional impact dementia can have on surrounding family and friends. It’s important to remember that you are not alone.
In this post, we discuss dementia care in Chadwell Heath, Romford. We also share some support groups and the different ways that people living with dementia and their families can access support.
Support you can count on
We recognize that living with dementia or caring for a loved one who has dementia can be mentally exhausting. As you navigate the journey, there may be moments where you feel alone and unsupported.
If you’re feeling that way, reading about other people’s experiences and sharing in their struggles or celebrating the little wins can be incredibly helpful. There are plenty of online blogs that are written both by people who have dementia themselves and the people who live with them.
Here are some of our favourite blogs that are dedicated to dementia:
Dealing with Dementia – author Kay Bransford shares what she’s learned from managing her parents’ dementia.
Dementia Diaries: A Journey with Dementia – Cassandra Jones chronicles her experiences caring for her mother with dementia.
Sharing My Life with Lewy Body Dementia – This blog shares an anonymous man’s thoughts on his diagnosis, interactions with doctors and medical specialists, fears of the future, and the impact the disease has had on his relationship with his wife.
My Demented Mom – Kathy Ritchie shares a highly personal account of managing illness and mourning loss.
Although your journey is unique, you may find solace in any shared experiences or benefit from knowing someone’s story who is going through a similar situation.
Another great way to access support is through the power of social media. For example, Dementia Caregivers Support Group is a Facebook group dedicated to caregivers taking care of loved ones who are living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The purpose of the group is to stimulate conversation, share any struggles or personal feelings in a safe space, and ultimately receive support from people walking a similar path.
Trusted Dementia Care
Here at Rowallan House, we provide trusted dementia care to support those with dementia and their loved ones. Our specialist staff are trained to manage any mental or emotional challenges associated with the condition.
We offer specialist activities to support and nurture those with dementia including access to a sensory room and reminiscence and recall sessions.
We’re also long-term members of Dementia Friends and the Alzheimer’s Society. This ensures we’re up to date with the latest information and medical advances in dementia care.
In addition, our staff regularly runs activities and events tailored for people living with dementia to help enhance cognitive skills. As a family member, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved one is being well looked after and receiving the support they need to live well.
Get in touch
If you or your loved one are interested in learning more about Rowallan House and our dementia care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0800 999 8499 with any questions or concerns. Our friendly staff looks forward to helping you in any way we can.