Residential care for people living with dementia
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with dementia, we understand the sadness, frustration and stress you may be going through. Dealing with dementia can be challenging for all involved and the process of navigating the changes can be overwhelming. We are here for you.
In this blog post, we discuss how dementia care in Chadwell Heath, Romford can provide the specialist support necessary to help you or your loved one live a fulfilled, happy and active life despite your diagnosis.
What is dementia?
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. It describes a group of diseases caused by abnormal changes in the brain. Because it affects a person’s ability to remember, think and communicate, it can significantly interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily tasks and live independently. Sadly, the progressive nature of dementia means that symptoms will not improve over time. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
Living with dementia
Living with dementia can be difficult for all involved. For the person diagnosed, a decline in cognitive function can interfere with their daily life and potentially even affect their safety at home. For example, a person living with dementia may forget to turn off the stove or get lost in a familiar neighbourhood. They may begin to frequently miss important appointments or find motor coordination increasingly challenging.
In addition, dementia can cause significant changes in mood, behaviour, and judgement which can have a negative effect on relationships and actions taken. All of this can impede a person’s independence and affect their ability to live safely in the comfort of their home.
The importance of dementia care
There is currently no cure for dementia. Because dementia causes progressive cognitive decline, a person’s safety, happiness and wellbeing may be compromised if they do not receive the proper support. Specialist dementia care is available to help a person manage the physical symptoms and emotional effects of dementia so that they can continue to live well, despite their condition.
This not only supports a person living with dementia but also provides much-needed peace of mind to their family. You can rest assured that your loved one is being well looked after in our safe and cosy home, 24/7.
Support from our specialist dementia care services
We are long-term members of Dementia Friends and the Alzheimer’s Society and are up to date with the latest information and medical advances in dementia care. Our staff has received specialist training that includes completing a simulation to truly understand what it’s like to live with the condition. In addition, we have a dedicated sensory room and hold reminiscence and recall sessions to nurture and support our residents living with dementia. The activities and events we hold are specifically tailored to help enhance the cognitive skills of those living with dementia. Here at Rowallan House, a person living with dementia has everything they need to feel safe, secure and supported.
Get in touch
Living or supporting someone with dementia isn’t easy. Please know that we are here for you. If you or your loved one could benefit from our dementia care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch or contact us on 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175. Our team is ready to answer any of your questions or provide more information.