Living with dementia can be incredibly difficult. You might notice your loved one is struggling in their home, and they can’t care for themselves like they used to.

If this happens you might be wondering what is the best way to care for them and how long should people with dementia live in their own house?

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What Is Dementia?

Dementia is an illness that affects the brain and its neurological functions. Dementia illnesses usually occur in the elderly but can affect younger people in rare cases. There are actually over 200 types of dementia but the five most common are:

Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and mixed dementia. Mixed dementia is when a person suffers from more than one type of dementia.

Illnesses like dementia can make life incredibly different. it can be a very tough illness to live and your loved one will struggle with it. They will need someone there to help them through this both emotionally and practically.

Living with dementia means your loved one may change, and you might not recognise them. The illness can affect their emotions and they might be ruder and probably won’t be able to socialise with people the same way they used to.

It’s because of this that people living with dementia need a lot of love and care. It’s important to care for them and make sure they feel happy and comfortable and sometimes the best way to do this is to help them live in their own home for as long as possible.

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How Long Should People With Dementia Live In Their Own House?

Dementia can affect memories and moving your loved one out of their home can make it worse and confuse them. It is recommended that your loved one stays in the home that they are familiar with for as long as possible.

Allowing them to stay in their home for as long as possible can help them stay themselves for longer and bring them comfort when they struggle to remember something.

We understand that caring for a loved one with any serious illness can be tough but dementia, in particular, can be extremely difficult. Luckily there is plenty of options when it comes to getting specialised home care for your loved one.

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How Can I Help A Loved One With Dementia?

If your loved one wants to keep living at home, then you might want to look into getting them some home care for them.

At Red Rose Care, we provide the highest quality of care for your loved ones. We provide bespoke packages that are specially tailored for you and your loved one’s needs.

Our team are fully trained to treat those living with dementia and are kept up to date with all the latest techniques and methods used to make sure your loved one is treated well.

We also cover other types of care such including overnight stays, live-in care and palliative care to your loved one is cared for however long they need.

Here at Red Rose Care, we know that you just want what is best for your loved one and we will do all we can to make sure that they are getting the best possible care they can get. We understand that you are letting us into your lives and we promise to treat your loved ones with the care and respect they deserve and need as we care for them.

 

Contact Us

To hear more about our various packages and how we can tailor them to you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

A member of our team is there to discuss options, packages and prices. We understand that this is an important decision and we want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident that your loved one is in the best possible care.

You can send an enquiry form for more information, email us at [email protected] or call us 01772 963 740.