What is Alzheimer’s? 

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that progressively affects memory, thinking, and behaviour. It is the most common type of dementia; it accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Symptoms are mild in the early stages, but as the disease progresses into the later stages, patients gradually lose the ability to converse and respond to their environment. 

What is personal care

What are the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s? 

Alzheimer’s disease is the number one cause of dementia, symptoms of which include:

  • Memory loss 
  • Confusion 
  • Personality changes 
  • Trouble following conversations and finding the correct words 
  • Forgetting the names of familiar people 
  • Difficulties performing familiar tasks 
  • Losing or misplacing everyday items 
  • Being less concerned about other people’s feelings 
  • Issues with reasoning, judgment and problem-solving 
  • Difficulties with decision-making  
  • Getting lost or feeling disorientated 
  • Disengaging from social or work activities 
  • Inappropriate behaviour 
  • Abnormal depth perception 
  • Increased feelings of anxiety, sadness, or anger 
Alzheimer’s Care

Why people with Alzheimer’s should receive specialist Dementia Care?

Dementia Care is support specifically designed to meet the unique needs of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It enhances the lives of care recipients and their families by providing specialised practical and emotional support, promoting independence, and respecting dignity.

Why choose Care at Home for Alzheimer’s? 

People with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia experience memory loss and confusion. At-home Dementia Care offers significant benefits over Residential Care Homes in this area as there is no place more familiar and more comforting than your own home.

With appropriate at-home support, it is possible to create a comprehensive condition-led care plan enabling individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia to remain comfortable and safe in their own homes. 

The continuity of routine, familiarity with the environment and one-to-one attention from a specialist dementia carer can make a massive difference to the quality of life of your loved one. 

Why choose Clarity Homecare?

At Clarity Homecare, we understand the challenges of caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s. Our team of experts, with over 25 years of experience in providing dementia care at home, are here to help. 

We have developed a unique City & Guilds Assured training programme for our care professionals, ensuring we deliver a condition-led service to the highest possible standard. 

We work with family members and medical professionals to develop a bespoke care plan that meets the individual’s unique requirements. 

Our approach to Dementia Care offers fully personalised service that: 

  • Helps your loved one remain safe and calm at home 
  • Builds confidence and encourages engagement 
  • Provides nutritious meals and activities to promote healthy eating 
  • Creates opportunities for social interaction 
  • Provides mind-stimulating activities 
  • Builds self-esteem and enhances physical strength 
  • Manages and soothes challenging behaviours 
  • Helps families take a rest from caring 

We treat our service users and their families with Compassion, Dignity and Respect, forever striving for the highest level of customer satisfaction. 

Contact Clarity Homecare today to arrange expert help for your family.   

Alternatively, to find out more, you can visit our Dementia Care page or our blog section. 

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Dementia is a syndrome that can be caused by diseases that affect the brain. Alzheimer’s is one of the diseases known to cause dementia.

What is the most common form of Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia; it is responsible for 60-80% of all dementia cases.

Why is specialist Dementia Care important for people with Alzheimer’s?

Providing support tailored to the specific needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s can significantly improve their quality of life. Specialised Dementia care provides recipients with a vital layer of understanding, safety, and support.

What are the benefits of Dementia Care?

Care that is well-optimised for people with Dementia enhances their quality of life and overall well-being. It provides a safe and supportive environment, enabling people with Dementia to maintain their independence and dignity.

When should I get Dementia Care at home?

You should seriously consider Dementia Care at home for your loved one if they are experiencing memory loss, behavioural changes, or struggles with daily tasks.

Can Dementia Care support individuals at different stages of Alzheimer’s?

Our Dementia care services adapt to the different stages of dementia. Companionship and general household support may be required in the early stages. We extend our services to provide more comprehensive support as the condition progresses.

I have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Where can I find help?

We have years of experience in assisting families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s at home. Our team of specialist Care Professionals receive in-house dementia training that is City & Guilds Assured. We understand the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. Contact us to learn how we can assist you.

How can I help my loved one who has Alzheimer's?

Sometimes, our loved ones can be too proud or not confident enough to ask when they need our help; therefore, you should regularly offer support and reassurance, especially to those with dementia. You should always respect their dignity and promote their independence wherever possible. Playing games and engaging in other activities with your loved one can help improve their mood, decrease their risk of depression and anxiety, and reduce irritability.

Specialist Dementia Care at home should also be considered. This can be crucial in enhancing quality of life and reducing cognitive decline.

How are your care professionals trained for dementia care?

Our care professionals receive in-house City & Guilds Assured training before providing care to dementia patients. This specialised training aims to provide an understanding of dementia, its stages, effective support methods, how to recognise symptoms and cognitive changes, and how to improve communication techniques.

My loved one has Alzheimer’s. Will they have to give up their pet?

No, not necessarily. Many in the early stages of Dementia can still take good care of their beloved pets. The type of pet, however, should be carefully considered; a cat or a small, calm dog, for example, is far more suitable than a large, boisterous dog. Clarity Homecare can provide at-home pet care services alongside Dementia Care if required. Many studies have shown that owning pets can positively affect people with dementia.

I have a loved one with Alzheimer’s that is developing aggressive behaviour. What shall I do?

If your loved one with Alzheimer’s is exhibiting aggressive behaviour, you should consider arranging specialist at-home Dementia Care from a high-quality provider. A good Homecare provider will work with family members to implement strategies to reduce aggressive behaviour in those with dementia.