Dementia Care at Home

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The demand for dementia care and support at home is anticipated to grow rapidly. There are approximately 80,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and many more that are undiagnosed, a number which is expected to double over the next 20 years.

At Peepal Care we are committed to providing quality dementia care at home. One of the most common feelings amongst family members living with dementia is that they are losing the person. Dementia care with Peepal Care aims to slow this process by focusing on past memories still well stored and using them to link to the current day. This approach to dementia care, helps the family stay connected to the person they knew and loved, by making a ‘present’ of the ‘past’. Dementia care requires an ability to support the client on a one to one basis, completely tailored to their life, in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. This makes our care at home particularly suitable for individuals living with dementia. Methods we utilise include:

-        Encouraging family members and friends to gather together old family albums, videos and other memorabilia to be used as resources by our care workers to encourage clients to remember and reminisce

-        Assisting the client to create a family tree, adding photographs of their loved ones and encouraging them to recall family links and relationships

-        Encouraging family members and friends to create recorded audio and video messages of themselves communicating with their parents or grandparents, encouraging in the clients feelings of happiness at being able to see their loved ones whenever they would like

-        Accompanying clients on visits to places from their past

-        Supporting clients to connect with local voluntary groups such as Dementia Friends

-        Reviving interest in the hobbies and activities that the client has always loved

-        Asking clients which songs resonate or have a special meaning to them, as a way of helping to unlock memories

These forms of therapeutic intervention respect the life and experiences of the individual with the aim of helping the client to maintain good mental health. Evidence suggests that the therapy appears to have positive and even lasting results within the elderly community, improving cognitive function, quality of life and overall happiness.