We all care about our loved ones and, as they grow older, we become increasingly concerned about the risk of dementia.
A person with dementia may become apathetic, confused, lose interest in their usual activities, may have problems controlling their emotions, and suffer memory loss, mood swings and depression.
If you or a loved one is showing any of the above symptoms, it is vital to talk to your GP as soon as possible. When you see your GP, you will be asked questions about your symptoms, general health and lifestyle. You may be asked to take a Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE); a blood test to eliminate other conditions and you may also undergo a brain scan. Your GP may then refer you to a Dementia Specialist.
Should Dementia be diagnosed, the right treatment plan can be initiated. With professional support and appropriate medication life with dementia can be active and fulfilling. Russell Churcher Court offers permanent residential care for those living with dementia as well as short-stay respite care to help the carer look after them at home for longer. Russell Churcher Court staff are professionally trained in all aspects of dementia care and the home is a calm, happy, relaxing environment – so important to those living with the condition. The home’s own kitchens offer a varied, balanced and nutritious diet and a wide variety of stimulating activities and trips out are organised.
If you would like to talk with us in confidence about residential care for a loved one living with dementia, do call Sally Malyon on 023 9252 7600 or email us at email@example.com