Dementia & Alzheimers Care
Supporting people living with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, from early to late stages. Dealing with memory lapse and loss can be bewildering and confusing.
“Dementia and Loneliness” study was published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (28.01.19) and confirmed that “access to home care support and public nurses enabled families to manage living life with dementia.” Our role is to help people with dementia stay in their own home with its familiar surroundings for as long as possible, and to support their family in facilitating this.
There is an estimated 55,000 people with dementia in Ireland and for every one person with dementia three others are directly affected and most people with dementia live at home (63%) Source: www.alzeimher.ie. Worldwide, 47 million people live with dementia (source Irish Times 28.01.19).
Let us help you. Consider professional and trained Home Care Assistants for as little or as long as you like.
Dementia Care at Home
We have our own inhouse training department with a wide range of QQI courses in caring and a certified Training Manager so you can rest assured that our Home Care Assistants are very well trained and highly experienced. Our Home Care Assistants know the sensitivities of assisting some-one with dementia.
- communication is particularly important, introduce yourself on arrival
- don’t rush in
- be thoughtful about choice of words used
- be gentle and always respectful
- help with caring, rather than taking over so the person with dementia does not wonder why some-one is taking over in their own home
- the importance of keeping the mind active
- engage people with questions and conversation about their social interests
- don’t argue, always agree. Avoid aggression
- prompt and offer rather than doing. Don’t make the person feel inadequate
- distract through chatting so the person might not realise they are being supervised