At PrimeLife we provide care for individuals who are at various stages of dementia who require different levels of support. We will ensure they live comfortable, and fulfilling lives, no matter what stage of dementia they are at.
As well as our specifically designed activity plans, which include reminiscence sessions, listening to music, singing and specially organised visits from animal therapy groups, we also ensure every small detail of the living environment is sympathetically designed for those with dementia.
For example, in our dementia homes our doors are pastel coloured. Pastel colours have proven to be easier to see for those with dementia and the use of single plain floor covering helps to prevent trips and falls. This helps as people suffering with dementia can often mistake a change in colour on the floor surface as a step.
Within many of our elderly care facilities we cater for individuals with different types of dementia, of different ages, and who require varying levels of support in order to assist them to live comfortable lives, and get fulfillment from each day. Our staff are trained specifically to assist people with dementia at every level, from short-term memory loss through to those with more complex behaviour.
What Causes Dementia?
Dementia is a complex condition that can be caused by a number of factors or issues that affect the brain. Broadly speaking dementia is caused by some form of damage or deterioration in the brain. Over time the damage will often worsen which causes symptoms to become more pronounced and the impact on day to day life more severe.
The most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. These forms of dementia are classified as neurodegenerative diseases where by brain cells degenerate and die far more quickly than normal. Whilst brain cell degeneration is part of the ageing process with these conditions the speed of that degeneration is far more accelerated and is caused by a build-up of irregular proteins within the brain.
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