Live-in care and dementia/alzheimer’s

Dementia is not a single disease. It’s an overall term to describe a collection of symptoms that one may experience if they are living with a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Diseases grouped under the general term “dementia” are caused by abnormal brain changes. Dementia symptoms trigger a decline in thinking skills, also known as cognitive abilities, severe enough to impair daily life and independent function. They also affect behavior, feelings and relationships.

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs because of microscopic bleeding and blood vessel blockage in the brain, is the second most common cause of dementia. Those who experience the brain changes of multiple types of dementia simultaneously have mixed dementia. There are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of cognitive impairment but that aren’t dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.

Is Live-in care suitable for a person with dementia?

We know receiving support in the comfort and familiar environments of your own home has benefits in improving overall health and well-being for a person living with dementia. Moving at any phase of life can be disruptive and stressful and when an individual is living with dementia, the process of moving to a care home can be disruptive, affecting their ability to live well with dementia.

Our team offers one-to-one quality care from a personal live-in care worker, improving quality of life for individuals living with dementia. Noble Live-in Care can support you with personal care, companionship, meal preparation, domestic support, medication support and well-being checks.

Find out more

 

Speak to Allison, or our team, who are on hand to give you impartial advice on live-in care.

Please contact +44 (0) 333 121 2601, e mail info@nobleliveincare.com or complete our contact us form.

We will be able to give you advice over the phone or e mail and we can arrange a home visit. We will complete a thorough assessment of your needs and work in partnership with you to devise a  support plan that reflects your chosen lifestyle and routines, and targets and personal goals.