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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

We understand that by providing specialist, person-centred dementia and Alzheimer's care, the quality of life for you and your family and friends can be significantly enhanced.

Each plan of care is bespoke and tailored to your unique requirements and we undertake reviews of your care plan as and when your needs change. Feedback shows that this approach makes a real difference, especially with helping you retain a good level of independence and your previous hobbies and interests.

Although some symptoms are common to many people with dementia or Alzheimer's, each person’s experience of the illness will be different.

All of our care and support workers complete the nationally recognised ‘Common Induction Standards’, which include the basic principles of dementia care. Specific client needs-led training is taught by internal and external trainers and/or healthcare professionals. In addition to this, Agincare has an internal ‘Dementia Care Pathway’ training programme in place. Included are the following topics:

  • Person-centred dementia and Alzheimer's care
  • Effects on feelings and behaviours
  • Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • Behaviour that challenge
  • Supporting and working with families and friends

Our Training Department works closely with our Group Quality Manager, as well as local and national organisations, to continually appraise and enhance our training portfolio.

Agincare are proud to be a Dementia Friend, providing specialist dementia care across the country through our Person First Dementia Care service. We are able to care for individuals of all ages with all conditions that fall under the umbrella term of ‘dementia’.

Types of dementia

Dementia describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases and/or a series of small strokes.

Alzheimer's disease

Alzehimer's is most common cause of dementia. During the course of the disease the chemistry and structure of the brain change, leading to the death of brain cells. Problems of short-term memory are usually the first noticeable sign.

Vascular dementia

If the oxygen supply to the brain fails due to vascular disease, brain cells are likely to die and this can cause the symptoms of vascular dementia. These symptoms can occur either suddenly, following a stroke, or over time through a series of small strokes

Dementia with Lewy bodies

This form of dementia gets its name from tiny abnormal structures that develop inside nerve cells. Their presence in the brain leads to the degeneration of brain tissue. This form of dementia shares some characteristics with Parkinson's disease

Fronto-temporal dementia (including Pick's disease)

Damage is usually focused in the front part of the brain. At first, personality and behaviour changes are the most obvious signs

Admiral Nurse

Agincare was the first care company to employ a full time Admiral Nurse providing the specialist dementia support that many families need. 

Dementia Action Alliance

Agincare Live-in Care is pleased to be working with the Demantia Action Alliance working to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers within health and social care.

Dementia poem

We love this 'If I get dementia' poem by Rachael Wonderlin.

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“Alin and Dawn provided exceptional end of life care for my wife and made a very positive contribution to making a comfortable and happy home environment. Nothing was too much trouble.” Andrew.