At PillarCare we specialise in dementia care. We work with people living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, helping them to adapt to the changes that their condition brings and to continue to enjoy a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Dementia describes a set of symptoms caused by a progressive decline of brain functioning, which in turn can affect how the body and mind functions. There are many forms of dementia, some of these are listed below, and each person experiences it differently.
We understand that every individual’s dementia journey is unique. However, there are some common symptoms that people living with dementia may experience and these include:
Your local team of care managers are on call 24/7 to answer your questions and work with you to design a customised plan of care that is right for you.
We understand that dementia can be difficult to understand, and diagnosing dementia, either through a memory clinic or other specialist service, can be a long and frustrating process. The families and friends of loved ones living with dementia can find their lives also, significantly changed. At PillarCare, we are familiar with the challenges for both the person affected by dementia and those around them, and we work closely with all concerned to ensure independence and quality of life are maximised whilst offering professional support, empathy and our expertise in specialist dementia care.
Our experienced dementia team have trained with the Alzheimer’s Society and we are allied with national and community Dementia Alliances, so we are kept up to date with research and treatment protocols as they develop.
In order to deliver a person-centred and effective care plan, our care managers work closely with the service user and their family from the start, ensuring all parties are properly informed and helping to make their journey a more positive one. We consider lifestyle factors for each individual that might contribute to dementia symptoms, and offer advice on improving areas of day-to-day living, proven to be beneficial. This might be dietary changes, physical or social activities or simply the procurement of equipment to facilitate daily living, for example.
We work with people living with dementia on both an hourly and live-in care basis. Our care managers keep in close contact with the service user, their carer, and where appropriate their family or trusted friends, all of whom can access our management team 24-hours a day, 365 days per year.
For further information about dementia, please see the free documents provided below.
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