Understanding Dementia

The effects of Dementia are far reaching for both the person living with the condition and for friends and family. It has a huge emotional impact and requires a period of adjustment as people come to terms with what life will be like in the future. Here at Notaro we provide both emotional and physical care and support to those living with the condition and to friends and family.

Dementia is a group of conditions and illnesses that affect the normal function of the brain.

It is a progressive illness which causes destruction of brain cells and can lead to memory loss, confusion, problems with speech, personality and behavioural problems. There are many different types of Dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is the most common, with Vascular Dementia being the 2nd most common form.

For those with the condition there are fears and anxieties associated with how everyday life will be affected. There is fear of losing control over everyday decisions, how relationships may be affected and often there is a sense of guilt associated with becoming a burden to loved ones and friends and the world becomes a frightening and solitary place. 

For the family, it is hard to witness the steady decline in a person you know and love as the condition develops. Understanding what help and support is available and what the wider implications of supporting someone living with the condition become of paramount importance.

However, it is possible, and it is very important, to focus on living well with Dementia and here at Notaro, we support the view of ‘What can we still do’ not, what can we no longer do.

For those living with Dementia we focus on building confidence, revisiting memories through a range of reminiscence activities and we engage family and friends in activities enabling people to reconnect. 

Our support reaches out to a resident’s family too, as we support loved ones who often find themselves in a difficult and lonely place. We offer a listening ear and a sympathetic shoulder and we work together to ensure that families remain involved and that life is the best it can be for those with the condition.

We specialise in residential and specialised nursing care for people living with Dementia and our homes are equipped to support residents physical and emotional needs. The homes are designed and operated to provide safe, calm environments in which our residents feel at home. Carefully chosen signage, pictures, decor and objects are carefully chosen and placed around the home to provide the triggers necessary to help those living with Dementia make sense of the environment in which they are living.

Join us and let’s talk about ‘What can we still do’ and let’s make every moment matter.

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If you need further information or help we hope you find the following links useful: Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with Dementia and those who care for them.

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If you need further information or help we hope you find the following links useful. Alzheimer’s Societyis the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.