Creating a Dementia Care Plan, which enables the individual to remain in control of their daily life and stimulates them with a sense of self-worth and wellbeing, is of the utmost importance.
Your care Plan will cover the following areas and incorporate the following essential details for care:
A face to face assessment , that usually takes place in the person’s home.
Get to know the person, before they were diagnosed. They had a whole life before being diagnosed so your Therapist will get to know and understand that person. It’s important that we get to know the basic fundamentals of your loved one, so that we can provide the best treatment.
This will include their likes, dislikes, hobbies and interests. Their childhood, their career, their schooling, holidays, relationships. This will be an in-depth look into their personal history.
All of this knowledge and understanding, will give us the right insight to be able to connect with your loved one in subjects they love and enjoy, while providing the very best care plan and therapies required down the road.
People with Dementia need to be treated as individuals, in their own right.
To achieve a positive Impact with people with Dementia, their personal history, character and individuality must be recognized.
We will ask about how and when the symptoms started and how they are affecting your loved ones life. We will look at the person’s medical history and those of other family members.
We will also review any medication the person is taking.
Any physical examinations and tests will be discussed, including tests completed by your GP or Specialist- including CT, MRI, and CAT& SPECT Scans.
The above will help us gain:
Many of our clients will already have been diagnosed. We will use this information from your GP or any health care Professionals in providing an accurate Care Plan tailored to your loved ones needs and wishes.
Should you wish to have the Test on your Mental Abilities, we can complete this for you also.
We will ask the person a series of mental abilities questions. These are designed to test thinking, memory and orientation and will be similar to the test offered by your GP.
Assessment of Cognition.
GPCOG informant Interview.
Clearly, the maintenance of physical health and the control of other ailments are of fundamental importance when creating a dementia care plan.
Being able to follow their routines and continue to enjoy their interests – will impact on a person’s wellbeing.
A certain amount of depression or anxiety is very common in people with dementia – particularly in the early stages, when they may be aware of their declining abilities.
We aim to build and improve on your loved ones Mental Health.
Cognition is the way our brain thinks.
“It’s the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and the senses”.
In addition to loss of memory, dementia may affect:
Physical activity has been identified as a protective factor, in studies that examined risk factors for dementia and can help to delay further decline in functioning.
This can be low intensity such as snooker or darts, or nature walks or any physical motivator, which may have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.
Studies show that there is approximately a 20% to 30% lower risk of depression and dementia for adults participating in daily physical activity.
We explore your preference to Meditation, Spiritual preferences and Prayer.
This has been shown to improve state of mind and outlook on life.
We offer a variety of Relaxation Techniques, including Visualization which can be included in the therapy sessions free of charge.
We will spend time looking into trying new and varied activities that can enhance any tedious day to day living. Our aim is to create a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
Mental wellbeing does not have a single universal definition, but it does encompass factors such as:
Our Dementia Care Plan will incorporate an ongoing process of assessment of memory and cognitive abilities.
We will adapt and tailor the level of care given, in accordance to the changing needs and abilities of the person with Dementia.
We use a variety of Cognitive Stimulation Techniques to increase memory function, including ReminiscenceTherapy.
Knowing the personality (Behaviors, Cognitions and Emotional patterns) of a person with dementia better enables the carer to build a tailored and effective care plan around the individual.
We will look at the person they were before diagnosis and the person they are now.
This will help us to be more attuned to the changing needs, attitudes, moods and behaviors of the individual.
This will also allow us to provide the emotional support and encouragement that is required.
There are 16 personality types & we will adapt to theirs.
Your dementia care plan will take into account the living environment of the person with dementia. This is vital in ensuring their continued independence, personal safety and security.
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|Care Plan- which will highlight medications and the below subjects||£149.00|
*Tests of Mental Abilities
*Physical Health and Wellbeing including Medications
*Memory and Cognitive Function
*Everyday Surroundings & Environment
-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
-Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
-Alternative Therapies- Including massage and aromatherapy
Information about services that can help you and how to access them.
Your own personal and Private Dementia Care Support Worker.