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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

We provide specialist, person-centred care for people with dementia and Alzheimer's that can significantly enhance the quality of their lives. 

Dementia live-in care

Every dementia live-in care plan is bespoke and tailored to individual requirements and will be reviewed as and when needs change. Feedback shows that this approach makes a real difference, especially with helping customers retain a good level of independence, including maintaining hobbies and interests.

Man with dementia next to pet dog

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a collection of symptoms including memory loss, cognition, problems with reasoning and communication and a reduction in a person's ability to carry out daily activities such as washing and dressing. 

Rather than being a disease in its own right, dementia is a generic term given to many different conditions that affect the brain. 

Types of dementia

Dementia describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. 

Alzheimer's disease

Alzehimer's is the 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 deposits 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.

Dementia symptoms

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

Dementia training

We work closely with our Admiral Nurse, as well as local and national organisations, to continually appraise and enhance our training portfolio.

All of our care and support workers complete the nationally recognised care certificate, which includes 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, we have an internal 'Person-first: principles of dementia' (level 3) training programme in place. This includes the following topics:

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

Admiral Nurse

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

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.

 

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