Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most common forms of dementia and affects more that half a million people in the UK. Different stages of this progressive and degenerative illness will require different levels of bespoke specialist care. In the early stages of Alzheimers, the client may not require 24 hours a day live-in care but, as the condition progresses, it may be time to get support through in-home care.
At Sova Healthcare, we understand the hardships of living with Alzheimer’s Disease, including how difficult it can be to see a family member or loved one struggle with dementia, which is why we provide tailored specialist Alzheimer’s Home Care Services for both the client and their loved ones. Only the most dedicated and passionate carers are chosen to work for Sova Healthcare, so that you can receive the best possible support from the comfort of your own home.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia. Dementia is a non-reversible brain disorder which involves memory loss and difficulties with problem-solving, thinking, using verbal language and the ability to carry out simple tasks. The symptoms usually develop slowly and become more severe and challenging over time. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and it often affects people aged 65 and older.
Bespoke Alzheimer’s Care Services
Sova Healthcare’s team of experienced and specialist Alzheimer’s Home Carers take a personalised, understanding and unique approach to the Alzheimer’s home care services we provide. Our aim is to vastly improve the quality of the client’s life, and offer peace of mind for their families at this difficult time. Although Alzheimer’s disease shows no prejudice towards anyone, it is more common in older people. This means that they, or their family members require specialist Alzheimer’s care services to help support and assist them in their everyday life. Whether that is providing 24 hour Alzheimer’s care, or offering home visits to support with daily living and certain activities - we will provide the care option that is right for you.
Alzheimer’s Care Services for any Stage of the Disease
Whether you are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease with mild symptoms, or you’re experiencing symptoms from the later stages of the disease, we understand just how challenging this time in your life can be, for both you and your family members. Our team of Alzheimer’s in home carers are here to support you and your loved ones by providing specialist care services around Birmingham, Leicester, Bradford, Harrogate and Redbridge. Alzheimer’s Home Care isn’t ‘one size fits all’ - dementia affects everybody in different ways, which is why it is extremely important to us that every individual client receives the highest-quality of Alzheimer’s care and support tailored to their individual needs. At Sova Healthcare, we are aware that every case is very different. For this reason, we’ll carry out a tailored and personalised assessment process to ensure your individual Alzheimer’s care needs are met accordingly through the type of care we provide.
Home Care Services For Alzheimer’s Patients
To help you maintain a level of independence and support you, our highly experienced carers will provide compassionate and sensitive Alzheimer’s In-Home Care for you in the comfort of your own house. Our specialist dementia carers can support you with day-to-day activities that you may find difficult, help stimulate your memory, reassure you and prompt you to remember certain tasks or dates, provide personal care if you need it, and become a kind, supportive and caring companion.
Respite and Complex Domiciliary Care for Alzheimer’s
If you already have a family member or friend caring for you, Sova Healthcare also provides respite care as one of our complex domiciliary care services. It is up to you how often you would like our carers to visit your home. The carer will create a dementia home care support plan around your individual needs and personal requirements. Therefore, if you already have a carer and only need us to come and see you once a week, this can be arranged. Your personal carer will take that time to provide you with the best Alzheimer’s care services possible in your own home, with the support of our Respite and Complex Domiciliary Carers.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Symptoms
At Sova Healthcare, we base our Alzheimer’s and Dementia care support plans around the different symptoms that can arise from these illnesses:
Memory loss is one of the most common signs of Dementia. You may have trouble remembering what day it is, or what you started doing. There may be instances where you no longer recognise people. Memory loss is often frightening and overwhelming, but you are not alone. With their years of experience, our carers build close and trusting relationships with their clients and will be there to reassure you and provide you with the Alzheimer’s home care you need. They can prompt you to remember certain tasks such as brushing your teeth or walking the dog. They can also help you stimulate your memories with the use of photo albums and scrapbooking. Sometimes just a chat with a friendly companion you trust can help remember and preserve precious memories you don’t want to lose.
Becoming confused and disorientated
Alzheimer’s and Dementia can cause you to feel unsure and confused. Not remembering where you are or what you are doing is without a doubt frightening, and can therefore be very difficult to deal with. Having somebody you trust there to support you through this and take care of you when you need it is very important. Nobody likes to be told what to do, especially if they don’t fully understand or remember why. Our Alzheimer’s carers are gentle and compassionate in their approach.
Becoming socially withdrawn
Another symptom of dementia is isolation, and becoming withdrawn from your friends and family. Indeed, as time passes you may find that you want to leave your house less and less, causing you to lose contact with friends and family whilst increasingly staying at home. You may have trouble communicating or finishing sentences. We understand how daunting it can be to partake in social activities and to do some of the things that used to be so easy. With gentle encouragement and our continued Alzheimer’s home care services, we can accompany you and help you take each step at a time to build relationships and enjoy your life with the people who love and care about you. Acquiring a new condition such as Dementia is challenging, which is why we also specialise in complex care home services to help support you through this transition.
Difficulty in carrying out daily activities
Alzheimer’s disease may affect your daily routine. Everyday tasks that you used to be able to perform easily may become more difficult for you if you have dementia. Our 24-hour care with live-in carers can help take a load off your mind by helping you with household chores such as cleaning, vacuuming, washing up and laundry to make sure you remain comfortable in your home. We can also assist you with your food shopping and cook your meals for you. If you are able to perform these household tasks yourself but still have some concerns, our carers can just be there to assist you and help you; our domiciliary care services depend entirely on your personal needs and lifestyle.
Dementia might also influence your behaviour, so you may find that your personality is starting to change. You may become irritable, anxious, panicky or even depressed. Dementia is tough and nobody should have to go through it alone. With our continued Alzheimer’s care services, support and reassurance, we will help you through this difficult time. Your carer will always be kind, compassionate and understanding, enabling you to form a close bond, based on complete trust. Depression can be common for people affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. In fact, depression symptoms occur in approximately 45% of Alzheimer’s cases, which is why our carers are trained to recognise the symptoms and will refer you to a doctor if they feel you need further psychological or medical support. During this time, they will be a constant and dependable source of care for you, helping you in any possible way.