Homecare for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Living with Dementia. It can be be an wildering experience to live with dementia; it requires significant lifestyle changes to the whole family and friends. At SSCN Health Care our specialist dementia care services provide the requested and essential support you need during this time for Dementia care you can rely on as well as Dementia care you can trust is the one that we provide to you. We understand the social, practical and emotional challenges of living well with dementia. Mostly the world of the person with dementia and their family carers becomes smaller as the disease gets stronger.However, maintaining a life outside of the home or surely having being to share the closure you once shared together or had can often become extremely hard to obtain. SSCN Health Care understands that the demands of practical care and support can leave you feeling isolated and exhausted. SSCN Health Care’s dementia care services sensitively respond to the individual needs of you and your family. Our flexible services are tailored to fit with your chosen lifestyle so you continue to enjoy the important things in your life.
What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia?
People often get confused with identifying the difference between dementia and alzheiner’s disease. Dementia is referred to as any spcified group of diseases that all implement a serious decline in the way the brain functions but Alzheimer’s diseases refers to one specific type of Dementia. This confuses people Alzheimer is the most common form of Dementia. Types of Dementia and how it affects the brain. People get usually confused between Dementia and Alzheimers like i mentioned before, alzheimer is a specific disease in the group of Dementia because Alzheimer’s disease is also the most common one.
Most of the times the dementia care required for the older people is Alzheimer’s disease The brain cells are made to die by the structural and chemical changes.
Dementia with Lewy Vessels.
This form of dementia is quite rare in the UK; statistics shows tat it only affects 4% of the Dementia population. abnormal protein is deposits are named Lewy Bodies or Lewy vessels, they are present in the brain. This like Alzheimer, it also gets confused by another disease called Parkinson’s disease for they share similar symptoms.
Multi-Infarct or Vascular Dementia
The second most popular type of dementia in the UK. The allerged suffers a series of strokes, these strokes will the prevent the flow oxygen from reaching the brain resulting in death of the brain cells.
Typical on set from 45 to 65 years of age. Abnormal proteins build up inside the brain and that lead to a pregressive loss of brain cells.
Dementia isn’t a fact of ageing because age does’t cause dementia it just increases the risk in a signified manner that is why Dementia can affect young adults as well as older people. Currently, there are more that 800, 000 people in the UK who suffer from this illness, this also means that the probability of that sum to increase in the period of less than 3 years, will be much high; over 17, 000 people below the age of 65 years have a form of Dementia. nevertheless, about a semi-quarter of the people between the age of 70 – 79 are affected also at their ration rises up to one in six for people over eighty years of age.
Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
The signs and the symptoms of dementia vary in accordance to the type of dementia and also varies depending on the part of the brain that has affected the brain cells, for example: Fronto-temporal -Dementia seems to affect the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain (sides and front). We use the temporal lobes (sides) for organising memory and language so if this area is affected, it will be more likely to make it complicated to communicated and very difficult to remember things for a long period of time or at all. The front of our brains is used for organising, planning and regulatory of our behaviours. If this area is affected, it wil have a result of behaviour and personality alteration and the changes are for example: becoming more impulsive, being severely with drawn and also loss of inhibitions.
The people who suffer form dementia that contains lewy bodies or lewy vessels mostly experience fluctuating cognition and recurring hallucinations. However, there is not cure for Dementia yet that’s why the most that we can do to help is to slow it down from a quick pace to a slow and not so aggressive level of it but only if it’s caught at its early stages. That also means that early diagnosis ca also can give you access to enable your rightful dementia care. If one notices the following symptoms then it means that it’s absolutely vital to look for immediate medical help: Loss of sense for people, time and places Hallucinations including seeing or hearing things that others don’t Withdrawn due to a loss of confidence or inability to manage everyday tasks or communication increased apathy and lack of interest in their usual activities. periods of mental confusion Lower than usual thinking speed; difficulty to find the right words to say. dis inhibited behaviours and changes in personality of mood. impaired reasoning, inability to make judgements, plan and carry out tasks that require concentration. frequent memory loss and forgetful of familiar people, places or recent events.
There threshold between memory loss and clinical diagnosis in dementia also known as ‘mild cognitive impairment’ is not precise; in fact dementia can only be definitely diagnosed through the ‘Post Mortem Examination’. It begins wit your GP medical advisor who then finds out whether the symptoms are resulted by another treatable condition such as Urinary tract, chest infection, thyroid deficiency, constipation, brain tumour, depression, emotional upheaval or any medical side effects.
Once the causes have been cleared, the GP is most likely to refer you to a specialist like a psychiatrist or a neuro-psychologist, the specialist may carry out the following: Carry out a physical examination Arrange a brain scan Use a tool to test memory and thinking (such as the Mini Mental State Examination) Talk to the person and people close to them.
Care and Support to stay well
SSCN Health Care provides experienced staff to help you maintain the quality of your life whilst in the comforts of your own homes. To achieve this, we create a specialized Dementia care with you and it also includes the following:
- companionship or assistance to be involved in social activities
- Help with routine household chores and shopping so that your life at home is as you want it to be.
- making sure that yiu have plenty of fluids as well as having a balanced diet with enough fresh fruit and vegetables together with fibre to keep you away from constipation and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Assistance with the establishment of a regular exercise routine to improve, mobility, strengthen the muscles as well as improving the mood.
- Continence management to maintain your dignity and Catheter care to make sure you’re comfortable.
- Reminding or giving you aid with your medicines to manage your symptoms better.
Our services at SSCN Health Care provide you with the care and sid that you require and the one your loved ones can appreciate throughout the dark times. Contact us to discuss a dementia care and aid service for you.