Dementia is a common condition that affects about 800,000 people within the UK.
A person’s risk of developing dementia increases as they get older. The condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65.
Dementia is a group of related symptoms associated with an on-going decline of the brain and its abilities. This includes problems with:
- Memory Loss
- Thinking speed
- Mental agility
People who suffer with Dementia can become apathetic or uninterested in their usual activities and can have problems controlling their emotions. Some dementia sufferers may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socialising and aspects of their personality may change.
Sadly, dementia can’t be cured, but if detected early, there are treatments that can help slow the progression of the dementia and help maintain mental function.
Here at Victoria Community Care, our staff are trained in Dementia Care and are able to help:
- Maintain a safe environment
- Promote independence and choice
- Manage challenging behaviours
- Supervise daily activities
- Report and Respond to changes in care needs
- Promote social stimulation
We are involved in the work of many organisations that provide support to those suffering with dementia and their families.
Dementia Action Alliance
We are an active member of the Dementia Action Alliance nationally and locally within the Halton Dementia Action Alliance. Senior staff attend regular forums held by the DAA.
We are a Dementia Friendly organisation and encourage staff to sign up to become dementia friends and champions.
We have established links with the Alzheimer’s Society.