It’s a sad fact that a huge number of people in the UK live with Dementia. Caring for a person with Dementia can be challenging, in fact 70% of people living in care homes suffer from a form of Dementia.*
Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by diseases, of which Alzheimer’s is a form. These symptoms may often include:
- Difficulty finding the right words
- Forgetting events that have just happened
- Repeating yourself
- Mood changes
- Forgetting familiar names and places
- Difficulties with planning skills
When someone close especially a loved one, is diagnosed with Dementia it is sometimes difficult to know where to turn for advice whether it is regarding paying for care, the legal considerations such as Powers of Attorney and redrafting a will, or where to find support.
We work together with Dementia Care Specialists, who can tailor-make a package of support to suit you and your individual circumstances. They can visit you in your own home at a time that is convenient to you. Their Dementia Support Service is a specialised service, independent of charities and other social care organisations. The firm with whom we work closely have over 5 years’ experience of providing dementia support and supporting carers in Croydon through a national dementia charity.
*Alzheimers Society Report: Dementia 2015