What are the different types of Dementia?
There are five main types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia and Mixed Dementia. Our committed staff are trained to support people living with any of these conditions.
How we care for people living with Dementia
The practical support we offer to people living with dementia includes:
• Activities built around individual preferences. These include arts and crafts, music, cooking, reminiscence sessions, poetry, and themed events. We also encourage people to maintain daily living tasks (helping with serving teas/coffees, washing up, folding laundry, and gardening).
• We provide sensory activities for those people who are living with more advanced dementia. Friends of the Elderly homes practice Namaste Care, which involves gentle massage, hand care and nail care, in a warm and cosy environment with gentle music.
• For people who do not wish to sit down and eat a full meal, we provide ‘grazing plates’. These plates are positioned around the care environment with varying types of snacks. This encourages people to eat as they stroll around – helping maintain their nutritional intake. Water and juice jugs are also placed around our homes – again promoting independence and encouraging people to keep hydrated.