Dementia Care - How Live-in Care Can Make A Real Difference


Live-in care can make a real difference to people living with dementia by helping them live an independent life in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by their memories and enabling them to remain connected with their familiar daily routines.

According to Alzheimer's Society there are 850,000 people in the UK who are living with dementia. By 2025 this will increase to 1 million people. Although dementia is typically associated with elderly, people as young as 33 can develop early onset dementia.

Dementia Explained

Dementia is a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. It can cause a variety of symptoms that are common amongst many, but also traits that are unique to individuals also. There is both mild and severe progression within the condition too.

Dementia Symptoms

Dementia symptoms can vary from person to person. Here are some common symptoms:

  • Changes in a person's mood

  • Troubles with putting words together to form a sentence

  • Loss of memory

  • Trouble recognising people

  • The feeling of being disorientated or lost

  • Hallucinations

  • Trouble with spacial perception

  • Trouble with completing daily tasks and chores

Live-in Care For Dementia

People living with dementia can find it hard to complete daily tasks which is something a live-in carer can help with. From cooking nutritious home cooked meals to ensuring you are getting all the nutrients and vitamins necessary, to ironing and cleaning - your carer can be the helping hand you need. Our live-in carers are trained in all stages of dementia and many have years of invaluable experience looking after people with the condition.

Loneliness can have an effect on people living with dementia - elderly people marked with a high level of loneliness are twice as likely to get Alzheimer's than those who find themselves regularly in the company of others. A live-in carer can be the companion you want who will take you to social activities, is there to enjoy activities together such as gardening, playing cards, or even watching a movie together. Your carer can also help host friends and family, as well as take you to family gatherings, improving quality of life.

Being able to stay in the familiar surroundings of your own home can delay the onset of dementia symptoms as you will avoid the stress of moving into a care home - which can be a tricky experience even for those people living without the condition.

Arranging Dementia Live-in Care

We can help arrange live-in carers who are trained in dementia and Alzheimer's, and our friendly live-in care specialists are always happy to help you find the perfect live-in carer - call our team on 0800 980 3958 (freephone) or email hello@access-care.co.uk to have a chat with us.

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