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Dementia care

Specialist assistance delivered with consistency and compassion.

Compassionate care to support daily living.

Whether you or your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia or the effects of memory loss in general, our TapTeam carers can provide the kind of support that makes all the difference for a high quality of life in a familiar surrounding.

A TrustonTap Carer providing Dementia support can help meet a range of needs.

  • Calming, familiar presence
  • Engaged interaction
  • Minimise changing behaviours and cognition
  • Caregiver support
  • Healthy eating, drinking and medication schedules
  • Stimulating activities

 

Who is Dementia care suitable for?

Dementia care is recommended for individuals or families living with the effects of memory loss and any associated condition that presents symptoms impacting general cognition, behaviour and the ability to perform common tasks. As there is presently no cure for dementia and its related conditions, regular, attentive care in conjunction with professional medical advice is the best, most accessible course of action.

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What is Dementia?

Dementia is a term describing symptoms caused by disorders of the brain. It does not describe a singular disease, but is an umbrella term for a range of diseases including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Creutzfeldt-Jacob, and conditions such as Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Korsakoff’s syndrome (alcohol-related dementia).

Who experiences Dementia?

Dementia is largely reported among older individuals, but is not caused by age – it can happen to anybody, though it is more commonly observed in 65-year-olds and above.

Symptoms of Dementia?

Dementia is a challenging diagnosis, with early signs often proving vague.

However, common early symptoms may include:

  • Confusion
  • Personality change
  • Reduced ability to perform everyday tasks
  • Progressive, frequent memory loss
  • Withdrawal, even apathy

In such circumstances, diagnosis by a qualified medical professional will help ensure the most appropriate course of action for sustained quality of life.

How TrustonTap’s carers help care for someone with dementia.

Our carers can support you or your loved ones throughout the different stages of dementia. In the early stages, they can assist with basic everyday tasks like cooking, gardening and walking to help maintain a level of normality.

Keeping physically active is important in all stages of dementia, helping improve mood and self-esteem. Our carers can help keep your loved one active as required, with walking or light exercise maintaining overall mobility and strength.

As the condition progresses, they may be required to provide greater support for things such as eating, drinking and scheduling or maintaining appointments. Washing, bathing and toileting can all prove challenging as dementia evolves. Our carers can assist with personal care of this nature also.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be common amongst older people. For someone with dementia, however, they have been known to cause sudden and severe confusion known as delirium. As such, it is important to get regular advice on the mental capacity of the individual, and who is to act on their behalf when required.

Our Terms of Use for Clients set out the terms on which we supply our services to anyone seeking carers, and can be viewed in full here.

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