Dementia care

WHAT IS DEMENTIA CARE?

Dementia Care is for people who have a diagnosis of Dementia and have become unable to live independently. Those in need of Dementia care will generally be unable to live safely even with support from a relative, friend or paid carer and need extra support in order to sustain and maintain their emotional, psychological and physical well-being. There are over 400 types of Dementia, but the most common types are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

In the later stages of Dementia, the signs and symptoms can compromise the person’s sense of identity as well as potential for behavioural issues alongside the inability to maintain even basic hygiene practices.

SPECIALISED DEMENTIA CARE

Knowing the difference between regular Care and Dementia Care is imperative when making a decision for a loved one or friend who suffers from Dementia. While general Care Home’s can provide a loving and nurturing environment for those with additional needs with personal care and basic activities such as food preparation, laundry and mobility.

However, Dementia Care is essential for those needing a detailed understanding to a very complicated medical issue. Dementia can vary vastly from person to person, so understanding the over 400 types of Dementia and the array of symptoms and effects of this very difficult illness is essential. Those with dementia can often feel isolated and misunderstood, so providing practical and emotional support to both the individual and their family is imperative in order to provide a thorough, well-thought out approach.

It is important to not view Dementia as a disability, but a different path on life’s journey and those with Dementia can still live a full and happy life where they continue to retain and maintain a sense of purpose.

THE AURA WAY

WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF OUR DEMENTIA CARE?

At Aura Care Living we are an organisation who truly cares. Everyone’s feelings and wellbeing matter to us. Our dementia communities are bright, colourful and include thoughtful design features to help our residents to reminisce and remain as orientated as possible within their new home. We take pride in making our residents feel at home and this includes even the tiny details such as our Night Team wearing pyjamas during night hours to assist in sleep health as well as orientation of our residents between day and night.

Aura Care Living focus on the person before dementia gaining as much knowledge of the individual as possible. This ensures that all care is personalised and that all our care is based on dignity, choice and companionship, lifestyle and independence. We do not focus solely on clinical issues but also on wellbeing, nurturing the spirit and ensuring that every interaction is a positive one. Kind, loving care is at the centre of all that we do.

Our activities programme incorporates session designed specifically for those living with dementia, but also offers inclusive activities for all to join in to help those to maintain life skills, support healthy interactions and retain an important sense of purpose and self-worth.

At Aura we aim to help individuals retain their sense of self through meaningful relationships with our specialist care team and other residents. Our care team ensure that they are responding to the physical, emotional and psychological needs of all our residents, and get to know them on a personal, therapeutic and compassionate level.

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel”

Maya Angelou.