Dementia Care at Twyford House
The team at Lovett Care and its care homes pride themselves on the excellent specialist care we offer all our residents with dementia or similar illnesses , we want them to feel comfortable and safe, as well as devising a ‘ personalised activity programme’, which is tailor-made for them. At Lovett Care we have vast experience in dealing with various cases of dementia and can draw upon our knowledge and experience to cater for any circumstances that may arise.
Those living with dementia may experience:
- Memory Loss and Confusion
Those with dementia may have difficulty remembering and retaining information. Not recognising previously familiar locations and surroundings or becoming lost can occur. Possessions and items get misplaced and names may be mixed up or forgotten.
- Communication Problems
Being unable to choose the right words and repeating themselves can be common. Reading and writing becomes difficult. The persons behaviour can become changeable and mood swings may occur. Concentration, decision making and the ability to reason can all be affected. Social withdrawal is also a symptom which leads to a lack of confidence.
- Difficulty Processing Information
Dementia can impair several cognitive processes. Spatial awareness and the sense of time can be affected. A person might wake up in the middle of the night. They might revert to an old routine, like going to work, even though they’ve retired. Some become restless, while others may display a reluctance to take part in activities.
We understand at Lovett Care that residents with dementia experience it in a unique way which is why we provide personalised care, as well as highly-skilled and experienced staff. Friends and family of our residents will be notified and updated regularly about their loved ones condition and the progression of the care they receive.
Every 6 months we work with Acacia Training academy to create an individual training package which takes into account the specialist needs of all of our residents suffering from a dementia type illness. This targeted method of care is updated and monitored regularly to suit the requirements of the resident.