Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease Care2024-03-28T16:08:52+00:00

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Northern Ireland

Essential Support You Can Rely On

Dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia care can be confusing and require significant lifestyle changes. Connected Health can offer the support you need during this difficult time.

We are sensitive to the practical, emotional and social challenges of living with dementia or Alzheimer. Connected Health Alzheimer’s and dementia care services are sensitive to your needs and your family. We offer flexible services tailored to your lifestyle so that you can continue to enjoy the most important aspects of your life.

Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease Care Northern Ireland

What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s care is a compassionate approach designed to ease the challenges faced by your loved ones living with memory impairment. This form rises above routine tasks and focuses on creating a nurturing environment that reclaims the individuality and dignity of your family members. It’s about tailored support that ensures safety, manages behavioural symptoms, and promotes cognitive engagement and emotional well-being.

As a family member, choosing Dementia and Alzheimer’s care means choosing peace of mind for all parties. Receiving care guarantees that your loved one is in capable hands, enriching their life experience in managing the condition. This caring approach offers the support you need, providing guidance, understanding, and respite, ensuring you’re not alone in the struggle.

The State of Alzheimer’s in the UK

The Alzheimer’s situation in the UK presents significant challenges and concerns, mirroring global trends in the rise of dementia-related conditions. As one of the leading causes of disability and dependency among older individuals, Alzheimer’s disease affects a substantial portion of the population, with numbers projected to increase as the population ages.

This has significant implications for healthcare services, care facilities, and families, underscoring the importance of robust support systems, continued research for treatment and prevention, and comprehensive care services like those provided by Connected Health to meet the growing needs of individuals and their families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.

According to the Dementia Staticsic Hub, 944,000 people are living with dementia in the UK. This figure highlights the significant impact of dementia on individuals, families, and the healthcare system in the UK, underscoring the importance of comprehensive care services and support for those affected by the condition.

When to Seek Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care?

Deciding when to seek Dementia and Alzheimer’s care for a loved one can be one of the most challenging decisions for a family. It is a moment of recognising the needs of your loved one go beyond what can be managed at home. Ensuring their safety, treatments, and quality of life at home would be overbearing. Key indicators include increased memory loss, difficulty with daily tasks, noticeable changes in behaviour or mood, and the growing intensity of care required. If managing care becomes overwhelming or safety concerns arise, it might be time to consider professional care.

As a family, seeking specialised care isn’t just a decision for the well-being of your loved one; it’s also about ensuring you have the support and resources to navigate this journey together. It’s a step towards embracing a supportive community that understands the intricacies of these conditions and offers a compassionate, professional approach to care.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care with Connected Health

Connected Health’s dedicated approach to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care provides a comprehensive support system tailored to meet the needs of your loved relatives and ensure their comfort and well-being. Here’s how our specialised care can make a difference:

  1. Personalised Care Plans: We understand that every individual’s journey with Dementia or Alzheimer’s is unique. Our care plans are customised to address the specific needs, preferences, and medical requirements of your loved one, ensuring they receive the care that’s just right for them.
  2. Expert & Compassionate Carers: Our carers are empathetic and professional carers who understand the challenges faced by individuals with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. They are equipped with the skills to manage symptoms effectively, offering knowledgeable and nurturing support.
  3. Enhanced Safety and Mobility: For people living with Alzheimer’s, we focus on maintaining mobility and managing pain. In the case of Dementia care, our priority is creating a safe environment, reducing the risk of wandering and ensuring the daily routines are maintained for a sense of stability.
  4. Cognitive Stimulation and Social Interaction: We believe in caring for the mind and body. Our carers engage individuals with Dementia in activities that stimulate memory and cognition while encouraging social interaction to combat loneliness and isolation.
  5. Family Involvement and Support: Connected Health involves families at every step, ensuring your part of the care process and decision-making. We also provide support and respite for family members, acknowledging the emotional journey of caring for a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
  6. Specialised Training in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care: Our carers receive specialised training through the Connected Academy, ensuring they have the expertise to handle the complexities of both Dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

Connected Health has the expertise to provide skilled staff to assist you in maintaining your quality of living while still in the comfort of your home. With you, we will create a specialised dementia care plan. It might include:

  • Helping you remember or reminding you to take your medications to manage your symptoms.
  • Help with dressing and bathing to look your best and keep in good spirits.
  • Continence management and catheter care to maintain your dignity, comfort and health.
  • Encouragement to exercise regularly to improve mood and mobility and strengthen muscles.
  • Encouragement to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet with enough vegetables, fruits, and fibre.
  • Assistance with routine household chores and shopping so your home life is as comfortable and practical as possible.
  • Companionship or assistance to get involved in everyday social activities.

There are many reasons why you might need assisted home living. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are one of Connected Health’s services and care packages to assist you in managing your health right after your diagnosis and prognosis assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can family members be involved in the care process for their loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer’s?2024-03-25T15:35:19+00:00

Absolutely. Family involvement is essential, and we encourage open communication and active participation in the care process. We partner with families to provide support, understanding, and guidance throughout their care journey.

How does Connected Health UK ensure the safety and well-being of individuals with Dementia or Alzheimer’s in their care?2024-03-25T15:34:03+00:00

We prioritise creating a safe and familiar environment, minimising risks such as wandering or accidents. Our carers are trained to handle challenging behaviour and to provide emotional support, ensuring a comforting presence for individuals under our care.

Are the carers from Connected Health UK specially trained to provide care for those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s?2024-03-25T15:33:37+00:00

Yes, our carers undergo specialised training at the Connected Academy, focusing on understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s, effective communication strategies, and the latest care techniques to ensure compassionate and knowledgeable support.

How are care plans personalised for individuals with Dementia or Alzheimer’s at Connected Health UK?2024-03-25T15:32:32+00:00

Our care plans are personalised based on the individual’s stage of Dementia or Alzheimer’s, their personal history, preferences, and specific medical needs. We maintain a close connection with families and healthcare professionals to ensure the care plan evolves as your family member’s needs change.

What types of Dementia and Alzheimer’s care services does Connected Health UK offer?2024-03-25T15:30:45+00:00

Connected Health UK offers expert care services tailored to individuals with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, including cognitive stimulation activities, behaviour and mood management, assistance with daily living tasks, and support in creating a safe and nurturing living environment

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