Dementia is a progressive disease that affects not just the person diagnosed but also their loved ones and carers. It is a long and challenging journey, but with a solid support network in place, it can be made a little easier.
Understanding the disease is key
The first step in supporting a person with dementia is to understand the disease. Dementia affects memory, thinking, and behaviour, which can make it challenging for someone to carry out daily activities. A diagnosis can be frightening for everyone involved, but having someone to talk to, and a place to get help and support can make things feel less scary.
Progression of dementia
As dementia progresses, the person may need more assistance with daily tasks, such as getting ready in the morning, or making meals or a cup of tea, They may also need help with financial and legal matters. This can be overwhelming for a single caregiver, but with help, the burden can be shared.
It takes a village to care for someone with a disease, and @Parklands is a place where caregivers, family, friends, and those suffering with dementia can come and feel supported. Not only are we here to answer any questions you might have about dementia, but we also offer a whole host of services such as meals, hairdressing services, activities such as gardening, as well as day care.
We also offer a safe space for carers to share their experiences and offer each other emotional support, and we provide information on available resources and offer practical advice on how to care for a person with dementia.
Get in touch
For more about our services, or information about any of our Alzheimer cafes, please don't hesitate to get in touch. This journey takes a village and we're always here to support in any way we can.