A diagnosis of dementia often comes as a shock. Even if you have been half expecting it, this will be a worrying and upsetting time. It will also be hard for those close to you. You will all need a great deal of reassurance and support. However, there is much that you can do in the early stages that will help make life easier and more enjoyable − both now and in the future.
You will want to remain as independent as you can for as long as possible. Although you will need an increasing amount of help as the dementia progresses, it is important to make sure that other people don't take over your life when you can still manage it. We make sure, too, that you are consulted on all matters that concern you. You will have the opportunity to make your own choices for as long as you can. It is essential that you feel able to retain your confidence, dignity and self-esteem.
Talking things over
You will need to discuss plans for the future with those who are closest to you and with certain professionals.
Dementia shouldn't stop anyone from leading a full and active life...
In recognition of the unique needs of people with dementia, we have created the highest standards in specialist care for those with dementia and support for their families.
No two people are the same
Recognising, supporting and celebrating each person's individuality is fundamental to our home's philosophy. To Us, It's Personal.
Everyone in the care team recognises, supports and celebrates each person's individuality. They receive regular, relevant and contemporary training.
Regular meetings and social gatherings are organised for families and friends and form an essential support network