We are pleased to say that we have registered our organisation with Dementia Friends, which offers a platform for lots of resources and information aimed at helping our staff members understand more about dementia and how it may affect a person.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is a syndrome – a set of symptoms – caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities. Although dementia primarily affects our older community, it is not a normal part of the ageing process. Early diagnosis is said to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia, and their families.
It can however be often challenging and emotionally distressing caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia, and you should never be afraid to ask for help and support. Those suffering from dementia can often feel scared, misunderstood and isolated.
Supporting those living with dementia
Here at Co-Operative Care Colne Valley, we offer that additional support to those living with dementia, even if it’s just an hour a day to talk to the user member suffering from dementia, or taking them to an activity or memory café, so you as friends and family are able to find some time for yourselves – which is vital for your own well-being.
We have dedicated and trained staff, who can offer all levels of dementia care, and we will work with you as a family to create a personalised care or support package, which suits your requirements. We want to provide a lifeline to those living with dementia and encourage and support them to remain active in their local communities, whether through exercise, visiting the library or talking with friends in a café, we are here to support you!
Our aim is to optimise physical health, cognition, activity and well-being, and provide that care and support to all affected by dementia.
Please feel free to contact us for further advice and information on our dementia care services, or for an informal chat about your circumstances, or those of your loved one.