Dementia doesn’t have to mean leaving your home
At Nobilis, we are committed to helping people affected by dementia live happily, safely, and securely in their own home.
There are currently around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and this is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. And it does not exclusively affect the elderly. There are currently more than 16,000 young people affected by the disease in the UK.
Dementia is a disease that is often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are also commonly associated with a variety of other conditions.
However, typical symptoms to look out for include:
- Lapses in memory and trouble finding the right words
- Forgetting the way home from the shops, or being unable to remember names and places
- Unusual mood changes
- Problems with communication i.e. reading writing and talking.
If you are at all worried for yourself or a relative, make an appointment with a GP, who will perform some simple tests, often involving a simple conversation, to make a diagnosis.
If you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with dementia, it has probably come as a shock; no matter how prepared you felt you were. You probably have a lot of questions that need answers.
At Nobilis, we have a specially trained team of dementia carers, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge between them. We can answer all your questions and provide you with the comfort that you are not tackling this alone.
One of the first questions we are often asked is ‘can I continue living at home?’
Studies have shown that those affected by dementia can benefit greatly from the familiarity associated with living in their own home.
We have found that this is certainly the case with our clients and our carers prioritise ensuring you or your loved one is able to do this safely, for as long as possible. Carefully managed, and with the right support, there is no reason why someone with dementia cannot maintain independence and quality-of-life at home for years to come.
Nobilis’ specialist dementia care revolves around creating and maintaining a familiar routine and environment for dementia sufferers, within their own homes. We carefully match our carers to our clients based on a variety of criteria, including common interests and the type of care required. This ensures they receive the necessary support but more than that, gain a trusted companion who can be relied upon to take care of everything they are unable to.
People often forget the impact of dementia on wider family members. If one of your relatives is diagnosed with dementia it can seem overwhelming. There is so much to learn, and so much to think about; you can often feel lost.
The internet is a great source of information, but it is often conflicting. This is why we have started to compile a resource where you can find the latest information, guidance, and practical advice around living with or caring for someone with dementia.
Our smart technologies support the care we offer. From a family portal, to cameras and sensors, technology works hand-in-hand with our personal services.
We can provide a ‘virtual window’ into client homes so family members can check on their wellbeing remotely and be alerted to any issues.
Smart sensors monitor key areas and activities in the home, and signal alerts if they detect an unexpected change in behaviour, or something that might cause concern. At the same time, our carers are also there to act quickly, and provide support on the ground as needed. Here are just some examples of what we can install:
- Sensors (bed, motion, chair, electrical equipment)
- Cameras (front & back door/key rooms)
- In-home technology (Google home, family hub).
To find out more about Nobilis Dementia Care speak with one of our knowledgeable advisers, who will be able to explain how our in-home care can be transformative. Call 01962 600660 or email email@example.com
To find out more about Dementia, go to https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/