Alzheimer's Disease Care
Alzheimer's is a progressive condition that may require extra help and care for your loved one. At Trent Home Care, we firmly believe in the benefits of allowing individuals with Alzheimer's to remain in the comfort of their own homes. That's why we offer specialized and tailored Alzheimer's care, ensuring they can stay in familiar surroundings while supporting their overall well-being.
Alzheimer's Home Care Services
Our highly trained carers adopt a person-cantered approach to Alzheimer's and dementia, providing additional assistance with physical, behavioural, and emotional needs. Our focus is on maintaining or improving our customers' quality of life, offering peace of mind to their families.
At Trent Home Care, we provide a range of services to support individuals living with Alzheimer's, promoting their independence wherever possible. We believe in collaboration, working closely with the customer, their family, and other care professionals to deliver personalized Alzheimer's support and care.
Our dedicated team will arrange a visit with the individual to create a unique care and support plan, with your loved one at the centre. As each person is affected differently, the plan will be tailored to support the individual, aiming to meet their specific goals and aspirations.
Our professional staff builds a relationship not only with the person requiring care but also with their wider support network. This allows our carers to better understand the individual's priorities and requirements. We take the time to learn about how our customers and their families prefer to communicate and how frequently. This ensures that everyone involved is aware of the care and support being provided, as well as the progress and well-being of the individual.
Through open lines of communication, we gain a deeper understanding of the individual's behaviour, enabling us to support them in feeling good about themselves.
What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 52,000 people according to the Alzheimer's Society. While increasing age is the greatest known risk factor, Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. Typically, people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older, but if someone younger than 65 has Alzheimer's, it is considered to be younger-onset Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, meaning symptoms worsen over time. Although there is no cure, symptoms can be managed with tailored care and support. Worldwide efforts are underway to find better ways to treat the disease.
For the latest information and advice about Alzheimer's disease and support networks, visit the Alzheimer's website.
Symptoms of Alzheimer's vary from person to person but generally start mildly. Minor memory problems, such as forgetting names or recent conversations, are often the first signs. As the condition progresses, other symptoms may develop, including problems with speech, movement, planning, decision-making, personality changes, loss of confidence, low mood, anxiety, hallucinations, and delusions.
The Importance of Alzheimer's Support at Home
Alzheimer's disease causes brain damage and affects multiple functions. In the early stages, memory and mood are affected, leading to potential depression, anxiety, and loss of interest in hobbies and conversations.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's as symptoms worsen can be challenging and stressful for both the individual and their caregiver. With the right support, individuals and their families can ensure the needs of the person with Alzheimer's are met.
At Trent Home Care, we provide tailored support to help manage symptoms. Our compassionate and dedicated Alzheimer's support workers work with individuals to create scrapbooks and memory books to stimulate memories.
If you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's and need additional support, our carers are here to reassure, prompt, and assist. Our warm, friendly, and enthusiastic Alzheimer's care at home treats our customers like family, making a positive difference in their lives.