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.