Dementia refers to a collection of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. The most common form of Dementia is Alzheimer’s, with more than 60% of Dementia sufferers having Alzheimer’s. However, there are other forms including vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.
Although each client will have a unique experience, there are 7 recognised stages of Dementia:
Stage 1 – Normal function with good mental health and no memory loss.
Stage 2 – Very mild cognitive decline including normal forgetfulness associated with ageing.
Stage 3 – Mild cognitive decline including increased forgetfulness, slight difficulty concentrating, and decreased work performance. Signs will begin to become more noticeable.
Stage 4 – Moderate cognitive decline including difficulty concentrating, decreased memory of recent events, and difficulties managing finances or travelling alone to new locations. People have trouble completing complex tasks efficiently or accurately and may be in denial about their symptoms. They may also start withdrawing from family or friends because socialization becomes difficult.
Stage 5 – Moderately severe cognitive decline. People in this stage have major memory deficiencies and need some assistance to complete their daily living activities. Memory loss is more prominent and may include major relevant aspects of current lives.
Stage 6 – Severe cognitive decline. People in Stage 6 require extensive assistance to carry out daily tasks. They start to forget names of close family members and have little memory of recent events. Many people can remember only details of earlier life. Individuals also have difficulty counting down from 10 and finishing tasks. Incontinence (loss of bladder or bowel control) is a problem. Ability to speak declines. Personality/emotional/behavioural changes, such as delusions, compulsions (repeating a simple behaviour, such as cleaning), or anxiety and agitation may occur.
Stage 7 – Very severe cognitive decline. People in this stage have essentially no ability to speak or communicate. They require assistance with most activities (e.g., using the toilet, eating). They often lose psychomotor skills.
CLCA Nursing is proud to offer bespoke care for clients suffering from all forms of Dementia. Our dedicated team of highly qualified nurses and health care assistants have the expertise to allow clients to remain in their own home and still receive the same standard of care that they would have in a hospital or care home environment. Our staff receive on-going training and supervision to safeguard the rigorous requirements that our clients expect and deserve.
We liaise fully with the client, family and medical teams to ensure the client is brought into a safe and secure environment, suitable for their physical, mental and personal needs.
CLCA Nursing is also continually building our external support network by working in partnerships with organisations and alternative therapists to ensure that we are able to provide a holistic approach to unique conditions.
As well as providing clients with new care packages, CLCA Nursing specialises in managing failing care services. Our team can respond quickly and effectively to prevent re-admission to institutions, which can often have a detrimental effect on physical and mental conditions.
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