Dementia Awareness week
Dementia Action Week 21st to 27th May 2018
With Dementia Action Week taking place between Monday 21st May and Sunday 27th May 2018, we thought it was important to put together some information for those people who are recently processing news that a loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia. At Delta Care, we understand you will be worried about Dementia and the steps that should be taken in terms of diagnosis and future care.
Last year the week brought together a number of different Dementia related charities and organisations, with thousands of events raising over £100,000 to be used to improve Dementia care, increase understanding and to help find a cure. The 2018 edition is hoped to be even bigger, with greater awareness and funding reached. More information on Dementia Action Week can be found on the following link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/DementiaActionWeek and keep a look out on our Facebook page to see how we are supporting the week too. https://www.facebook.com/DeltaCarePreston/
What is Dementia?
Dementia is the term used to describe a range of conditions affecting the brain in the form of progressive neurological disorders. Alzheimer's disease is the most common and well known of these. Some patients will suffer from more than one type of Dementia and it is always unique in each person in the way it presents and develops. The impact of Dementia can be a physical one, psychological or emotional and can make it very difficult to perform daily tasks and to go about everyday life with ease and comfort.
If you or a loved on has been experiencing certain problems relating to memory, have experienced a change in behaviour or suffered confusion it is important to consult with a GP at the earliest opportunity. The earlier a patient with Dementia can access advice and be given care options the more positive the impact can be of Dementia care.
An early and clear diagnosis can help a person suffering with memory loss or confusion to understand what is happening to them and why. It is also a great help to loved ones and family members as they can then seek the best route for treatment, support and care plans for the future. At this point you can begin to look into care financing, legal issues relating to the estate of the person with Dementia and any other decisions that are likely to be made in the near future.
How Delta Care Can Help You
At Delta Care we have a team that is experienced in caring for people suffering with Dementia. We understand that it can be really difficult emotionally, as well as physically, for carers of those suffering, especially if they are your loved one. The service offered by Delta Care is one that can make a huge difference to your lives, offering a wide range of care services, including support and advice relating to Dementia care. If you have been struggling to get a diagnosis, or wish to find out what you can do to provide care for your loved one with Dementia, our team is here to help.
We are committed to assisting carers in maintaining the right balance with their lives. We can provide you with the chance to take some rest and recharge your batteries, ensuring that the person you care for continue to receive the best care possible. We can also provide up-to-date and relevant information regarding the next steps available should you be working through a recent diagnosis of Dementia for a loved one.
To find out more about Dementia care and our other services, you can call the Delta Care team on 01772 559 933 or you can email us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to arrange a consultation about our services and how it can help you maximize your life and that of the person you care for.8th May, 2018