Please have a look at our March 2019 Wellbeing Activities schedule on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/larchfield.care
The word dementia is used to describe a group of dementia symptoms which include confusion, mood variances
Causes of Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia – this happens when the blood vessels in the brain are damaged. This in itself reduces blood flow to the cells in the brain, and how it works. The result is
Strokes – This occurs when the blood supply to parts of the brain get cut off. Resulting factors may be lack of movement, co-ordination
Some people may have several
As we get older peoples arteries tend to harden, narrow and weaken increasing risk, these include people who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, people with heart disease or diabetes, people who smoke or drink a high volume of alcohol. When a disruption occurs it deprives the brain of oxygen and nutrients which are needed to keep the brain tissue healthy. TIA’s are sometimes referred to as
Vascular Dementia Treatment
A non-drug approach is always preferable if possible, this would be
If you require any further information on vascular dementia or dementia care please give us a call on 01628 639428, or drop in to speak of one of our staff.
A person with Dementia may have trouble chewing food, they may have even forgotten how to chew. Foods that are difficult to chew should be avoided, such as tough meats, hard crusts, biscuits and also sweetcorn, as we all know is difficult to deconstruct. People with dentures may also struggle and it is important for these to fit properly
Swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia) can happen as the dementia progresses. If someone is having difficulty they should be referred to the SALT Team (Speech and Language Therapists). Some signs are avoiding to eat hard foods, not swallowing and constant chewing. The inability to consume the food properly can also lead to weight loss, malnutrition and even dehydration. It is also really important the person is in a suitable position to eat because if not this will increase the inability to swallow or the likelihood of choking.
Larchfield House (a dementia care specialist) provides a well-balanced, nutritious and tasty solution with our pureed food, which is beautifully presented for our residents. The consistency of the food enables an easier swallowing option without having to struggle with chewing, fluids are also thickened, which all aid towards
Residents with swallowing issues are referred by our nursing team, you can contact them directly if you are caring for your loved one or via your
Larchfield House is undertaking a case study to understand the importance of “Resident Experts” (Patient Experts) is our person-centered approach to the wellbeing of individuals who have an interest and ability in their health care.
Residents should be considered a full-fledged partner of the health care delivery team and the resident’s experiential knowledge is
- The first is, the process of continuous learning that allows them to acquire experiential knowledge about their health, as well as scientific information and technical know-how.
- The second involves their assessment of the healthcare they receive, in terms of its quality and how it aligns with their personal preferences. It includes their assessment of the quality of their relationship with the health professional and of the latter’s scientific knowledge and technical know-how.
- The third type, adaptation practices, builds on residents learning and assessments to compensate for and adapt to what has been perceived as optimal or non-optimal health or healthcare circumstances. Residents appear to play a more active and less docile role in their own direct care if the partnership or the degree to which the health professional seeks to encourage patient engagement.
Note: Capacity does play a part in this study and a cautious professional approach will always be taken to ensure all outcomes are considered and safe.
The word dementia comes from Latin, De means apart and
Alizheimers was named after Alois Alzheimer who was a psychiatrist who identified the abnormalities in behavior and the brain tissue of a lady called Augusta D she was 50. The study was from 1901 to 1906, when Augusta passed away. They discovered unusual plaques in the brain. Alzheimer died at the age of 55. But this was the forerunner to understanding dementia.
The word dementia has Latin origins,
If you would like to know more about dementia please click on the website, What is Dementia section on our dementia care website or pick up a brochure from our reception at:
Larchfield House, Larchfield Road,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2SJ
Tel: 01628 639428
This is something that is very hard to decide. If you have been living with someone for many years and now you are not able to cope with their care and you have to decide to move them into a care home, the end of your home life relationship.
There are feelings of loss, finality, grief, guilt, a turning point which none of us want to reach. Guilt is a major player in the feelings people experience but we have to understand that the needs of the person we are caring for are paramount. Everyone is different but as Dementia or Alzheimer’s progresses, continence, eating issues and
If you have the peace of mind that your loved one is being well looked after and you are able to visit as often as you like and have quality time rather than from an overwhelmed aspect. At Larchfield there are no restrictions on visiting your loved ones, we also understand that family members need support and we are here to listen and help in whatever way possible. We have a relative’s gateway so
Finding a care home and sorting out the funding issues can also be stressful, doing research and visiting homes, so you can be reassured that your loved one will be well looked after. Understanding how the funding or payment system works can be found on the care home website https://www.carehome.co.uk/fees/feesadvice.cfm
February 2019 activities events calendar is out now. If you would like to come along and join in with your relative please give us a call on Tel: 01628 639 428 ext. 205 and ask for Jane (Well-being Support Lead). For more details on dementia care please visit our website.
Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
Dame Joan Bakewell, Dignity in Care Ambassador said:
“Dignity Action Day highlights a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people. The very old and the very young clearly need our respect, but it wouldn’t do any harm to spread the dignity message across the population then we can all benefit.”
At Larchfield House we believe that dignity is at the heart of everything we do and we celebrate the importance of dignity to all every day. Visit our website or visit us and see the inspirational things we do every day to ensure we always put the dignity into everything we do. www.larchfield.care or call 01628639428