The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone living with dementia they can become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. The specific symptoms that someone with dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing the dementia.
How We Care for Patients
From pictorial menus and activity charts to dementia friendly signage for our bedrooms and facilities, we have created a homely environment that offers residents living with dementia the opportunity to maintain as much independence, freedom and happiness as possible.
The staff at Springfield Care Home are both qualified and experienced in delivering care to individuals living with early onset dementia. Creating detailed care plans that cover the bespoke needs of every individual as well as ensuring they provide the best quality of care to meet the needs of our residents and their families consistently.
For further information regarding symptoms, diagnosis and support available relating to all types of dementia we recommend visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk.