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From care for dementia at home, at times to suit you, to 24/7 live-in dementia care, Abicare is here to help you find the support you need. Whatever the level of care you require, we create your personal dementia care plan to help you or your loved one live with more independence.
Find out more about how our dementia home care can support you.
What is dementia care?
Abicare can provide care for dementia by supporting you with either visiting or live-in carers; we play as big a role as you need us to. Our home care service is designed to fit around any existing support and to complement any current treatment you or your loved one may be receiving.
We know every person’s needs are different and so we visit you to find out what will help you most. Your care package might include:
- Creation of memory aids inside your home.
- Preparation of healthy meals.
- Personal care: medicine, bathing, dressing and toileting.
- Light housework: laundry and shopping.
The benefits of dementia care in your own home
Receiving specialist home care in familiar surroundings can hugely improve the lives of people with dementia conditions. From help with cooking to respite care for regular carers, a care plan often means you are able to stay in your own home for longer.
Our carers can help with those everyday tasks that give a reassuring routine in familiar surroundings. Some of the benefits of this type of dementia care are:
- Stay in your own home, surrounded by any loved ones or pets you live with.
- Free up family from domestic tasks and get more quality time together.
- Keep your independence.
Live-in dementia care
Live-in care makes it possible for a person with dementia to stay in the comfort of their own home while receiving specialist care. As well as everyday tasks, your Abicare live-in dementia care package might focus on maintaining the skills and abilities necessary to keep your independence within your home.
Whatever the level of care or tasks you need, live-in care is often a cost-effective alternative to a care home. Find out more on how Abicare’s live-in services help people with dementia, including 24/7 live-in care, night sits, respite care for dementia carers, and companionship care.
Paying for care
When it comes to paying for care, it’s best to plan ahead.
What is dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological conditions that affect the brain. Abicare offers specialist care for all of these dementia conditions. There are over 200 subtypes of dementia, but the seven most common are:
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia in the UK. It is a physical condition that is caused by the build-up of proteins changing the structure of the brain. Signs of Alzheimer’s tend to develop over time, affecting concentration, memory and reasoning. There is no prevention or cure for Alzheimer’s but medication is available which may help slow progression.
Get in touch for more information on Alzheimer’s home care from Abicare.
Vascular dementia care
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia, and is caused by problems in the supply of blood to the brain cells. This is commonly due to a stroke or a series of strokes.
Abicare can provide specialist care for vascular dementia. To learn about our dementia home care for vascular dementia, get in touch.
Frontotemporal dementia care
This type of dementia affects the frontal lobes, which are important for personality, social interactions, decision making, problem solving and empathy. It is also known as frontal dementia, behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia, or Pick’s disease.
To learn more about our dementia home care for frontotemporal dementia, get in touch.
Semantic dementia care
This type of dementia affects the temporal lobes, which are important for speech, comprehension and language ability. It is also known as primary progressive aphasia (PPA).
Get in touch today to find out more about our dementia home care for semantic dementia.
Care for people with dementia with Lewy bodies
This type of dementia affects movement and motor control caused by abnormal microscopic deposits called Lewy bodies. A person may still experience sudden bouts of confusion that change on an hourly basis, but the memory is often less affected than with other types of dementia.
To learn more about Abicare home care for dementia with Lewy bodies, get in touch.
Mixed dementia care
Sometimes, changes representing more than one type of dementia occurs simultaneously in the brain. This type of dementia is known as mixed dementia and is commonly found among sufferers aged 80 and older.
Get in touch today to find out about our dementia home care for mixed dementia.
Parkinson’s dementia care
Parkinson’s dementia is a type of dementia that causes a decline in thinking and reasoning. Brain changes caused by Parkinson’s disease begin in a region that plays a key role in movement. As they gradually spread, they often begin to affect mental functions. This includes memory and the ability to pay attention, make sound judgments and plan the steps needed to complete a task.
For more information about our dementia home care for Parkinson’s dementia, get in touch.
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