Dementia Care

The difficulties of dementia

Dementia is a rapidly growing condition in the United Kingdom, with more people being afflicted every year. Recent studies have shown dementia to be the second greatest adult health concern after cancer. When a loved one suffers from one of the conditions which come under the classification of dementia it can be very hard to deal with. Most dementia is not treatable in any normal sense, and it’s quite normal to feel a sense of helplessness – families and friends feel as if their loved one is ‘slipping away’. Knowing what to do in this situation is not easy.

Improving quality of life in the challenging field of dementia care

The key to dementia care lies both with creating a good quality of life for the person with the condition and easing the stress on their family. Because dementia is a blanket term for several conditions, the severity and subsequent care for the individual varies a lot. Sometimes a live-in carer is the best solution, whilst other times daily visits may prove sufficient. If you have a loved one suffering from this condition, the best thing to do is get in touch. We’ll be able to work out a plan which best suits the needs of both the individual and the family.

Strategies for improving the situation of dementia sufferers

There are cases when dementia can become increasingly severe. Although this cannot be treated as such, we work in an attempt to slow the process by helping the person to focus on important memories and aspects of their life. This can reduce the frustration and disorientation often experienced by people with dementia, and improves interaction with loved ones.
 
"As one of the families who have the benefit of your wonderful carers, I would like to say thank you for everything this year. Your carers are very special people and have made our lives much easier. With special mention to Debbie, Britt and Kadi, without whom our family would be in chaos. Thank you."
"I would like to say how very kind and caring your staff are towards my mother, their care is wonderful and she is very fond of both of them. It is a worry for me living 70 miles away but I know she is in good hands."
"We have used Universal Care for almost three years for help with care for my disabled son. The staff are all pleasant and helpful and the office staff do all they can to accommodate our needs. They even send clients a small gift and card at Christmas! They make us feel valued."
"I would like to thank Universal Care for all the help they have given me, first in looking after my husband, and then more recently over the last three months for me. With their professional, friendly and caring attention, I now feel strong enough to manage on my own. I would not hesitate in recommending Universal Care to anyone who is looking for care for a loved one."
"They were extraordinarily professional, caring and efficient, and each of them displayed a wonderful humanity and bond with my father that made his final years peaceful, comfortable, and even blissful. When it came to his passing he was able to do so in his own bed at home in a quiet dignified and relaxed manner."
"I am very pleased with the high standard of care my husband receives. My husband has dementia and is in a wheelchair. It is fair to say that he is difficult, especially for me! Having the carers has made a huge difference to my capacity to cope and survive."
"We were extremely pleased with the thoughtful care and attention shown over the 3 days we required help. She enjoyed having the carer to look after her and we would not hesitate to call on Universal Care again for their services."
"We have been very satisfied and happy with the service. Our current carer is a treasure and we are hoping to see a great deal of her in future."
"I found the response from the office team enthusiastic, coherent and wanting to help immediately. The visit for consultation at my home was very helpful and professional, and a carer was put in place for me on the date and the hour I requested."
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