At Premier Homecare our carers understand dementia. This condition can cause people to feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. In partnership with family and friends, our carers will work to help the person to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth.
One person’s experience of dementia may be very different to another’s and at Premier Homecare our carers are trained to help people live their lives to the full.
What is dementia?
The symptoms of dementia may include problems with:
Mental sharpness and quickness
Language, such as using words incorrectly, or trouble speaking
Difficulties doing daily activities
People with dementia can lose interest in their usual activities, and may have problems managing their behaviour or emotions. This can manifest itself by finding social situations difficult when coupled with a loss of understanding and compassion.
As dementia affects a person’s cognitive abilities, they may find planning and organising difficult. Maintaining their independence may also become a problem. Dementia takes various forms for which we can provide specialist support.
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Right from the beginning I’ve felt very welcomed and supported by everyone that works at premier homecare. As I am new to care work, this has been important as at times it can be challenging, but I know that there is always someone there to help and guide me. From my initial interview to training, in the office and shadow training on visits, everyone has been extremely kind, informative and helpful. I am constantly learning new skills and enjoy meeting new people within their homes. Being able to support people to live independently is very rewarding. Written by current Care Assistant – Lucy P.We are proud to have you as part of the team Lucy, you are an amazing carer! Thank you for always being so lovely and cheerful. 🥰#happyemployee#team #carer #carerjobsbristol#premierhomecare#homecare... See MoreSee Less
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As dementia progresses, it can often cause changes to a person’s eating and drinking habits, from their food preferences to eating less or eating more. Follow these four simples steps to help support someone living with dementia if they won’t stop eating.1. Look at whether your relative is drinking enough - thirst can often be mistaken for hunger.2. Think about whether your relative’s routine or circumstances have recently changed. They may be confused about when mealtimes are and seek food more often than usual.3. If your relative is overeating, try substituting high calorie foods with lower calorie versions and/or healthier foods such as salads, fruit and vegetables.4. Consult their GP before making any major changes to diet. Explore if there might be a physical or medical reason causing the eating habit changes, and if their health is being affected in a negative way. Changes in behaviour aren’t always cause for concern, so if the new eating habits isn’t having a negative impact on their health, think about whether it really is a problem.For more information on how to manage eating habits whilst living with dementia, visit bit.ly/47HpHvH... See MoreSee Less