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.