We have recently talked about a study carried out by the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The study looked at dementia and how the study predicts that people diagnosed with dementia is going to increase if not double by the year 2040. So we thought now would be a good time to highlight the fact that we care for many service users that have a form of dementia.
Firstly what is dementia, dementia is an umbrella term that covers a whole range of conditions that affect the way our brain works. In-fact there are actually 200 sub-types of dementia, the most common are:
1) Vascular Dementia
2) Frontotemporal Dementia
3) Mixed Dementia
4) Alzheimer’s Disease
5) Dementia with Lewy Bodies
We care for many people that have these forms of dementia. There can be a number of challenges when caring for those who unfortunately have dementia, these can be:
When caring for people with dementia carers are faced with behavioral problems, from bad language and insults hurled towards the carer.
People with dementia can often be forgetful and their ability to communicate diminishes. A carer has to have great patience when caring for people with dementia especially those with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dementia patients can often act in an aggressive manner. Those who suffer with Alzheimer’s Disease can find it difficult to state their needs to people like carers, because this can be frustrating for the service users they can act out in aggression, this can be challenging for the person caring for the service user.
Confused and Disorientated Behaviour
People who have dementia can become confused and disorientated, challenges for carers is to ensure they stay vigilant as dementia patients have been known to go missing or get lost, if a dementia patient wanders off and are left alone then their safety is at risk and the buck always stops with the carer.
ProCare Nursing is an award winning agency
ProCare Nursing have award winning carers who provide first class dementia care to the service user. Sara Wells is one of our senior Mental Health care support workers and has worked for ProCare Nursing for over 10 years. We put Sara forward for an award at the Wales Care awards in 2017, the event was held at City Hall in Cardiff.
Sara walked away winning her category which was the “Excellence in Dementia Care Award”, here is Sara pictured below furthest right with her award and certificate.
Here at ProCare Nursing we train all of our care support workers how to deliver first class care especially for those with dementia. We carry out all of our training in-house to ensure quality control of the mandatory training being taught. Here are photos of a recent PMVA course that teaches carers how to protect themselves from aggressive service users using the latest restraint techniques.
We also teach the theory of diffusing hostile situations without physical restraint, here is Paul one of our trainers teaching our mandatory health and social care training to our carers that includes CPR and conflict resolution.
ProCare Nursing is here to help you with any care needs you have with regards to those who have a dementia condition, get in touch to arrange a meeting we are happy to discuss any requirements you have.
Tel: 029 2025 0611