Most people would agree that dementia, as a syndrome, is one of the most unfortunate conditions to afflict individuals in the modern world. Typically seen in older individuals, this can lead to a loss of memory and general functionality – in general, there is a large decline in living conditions, unless there is dedicated support present. Here at Companions of London, we pride ourselves on being first-class providers of dementia and Alzheimer’s care; our track record in this department means that we can offer an overview of what you can expect from this type of service.
Daily Chore Assistance
In the grand scheme of things, you may feel as if the fact that putting the washing machine and dishwasher on is included in dementia care is little to write home about. However, this illustrates just how debilitating dementia is – it can serve to completely disrupt the way in which a person lives their day-to-day life. If the afflicted individual cannot remember to do these types of chores, it is excellent that they have someone on their side to take care of them.
It is understandable that those people that are diagnosed with dementia suffer, on the odd occasion, depressive periods. When they are unable to recall high-points of their life, this is bound to take a mental toll. Thankfully, the experts that have undergone training in the art of dementia care are adept at dealing with these types of situations in an attentive and delicate manner. Even a short discussion can have a huge impact on their outlook on the day, which can have excellent repercussions time-and-time again.
Although there is no ‘cure’ to dementia, this is not to say that there aren’t ways in which to try and manage the condition. After a visit to your assigned medical representative, you will likely be prescribed a variety of different pills – the schedule is rigid, and needs to be maintained. It is here that professional dementia carers really come into their own. They will come around at the same point on a daily basis, and ensure that the medication is consumed as-and-when it should. In the long-run, this can be the benefit that stands out from the crowd.
Just because you have dementia does not necessarily mean that you have to live a life devoid of pleasantries. For example, you can still enjoy fantastic meals that are prepared by hand, rather than resorting to takeaways and fast food that may only serve to worsen your condition. The home care that dementia support specialists bring to the table usually includes meal preparation; whatsmore, they will also gladly give timely reminders as to when is the best time to eat. These will certainly pay dividends long-term, of that you can be guaranteed.
An Insight into our Work
Whether you have a family member that is currently being affected by dementia, or you are someone that has recently been diagnosed and wants to be prepared for the future, you can be certain of one thing. If you decide to come to Companions of London when searching for a dementia companion, you will subsequently have access to a level of dementia support that is difficult to come across in the UK.
We have facilitated first-class care services to people with dementia for a number of years, and this has given us a level of specialist knowledge that few other agencies have. If you would like to discuss our capabilities in greater detail with a member of our team, you can do so by calling us directly on 020 7483 0212.