Dementia care

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Living with Dementia

Living with dementia can be a bewildering experience, requiring significant lifestyle changes for the whole family. At Lizor Care our specialist dementia care services can provide the essential support you need during this time. Dementia care you can rely upon. Dementia care you can trust.

We understand the emotional, social and practical challenges of living well with dementia.  Gradually the world of the person with dementia and their family carers shrinks as the disease progresses. Maintaining a life outside of the home or indeed sharing the closeness you once had together can often become difficult. This together with the demands of practical care and support can leave you feeling isolated and exhausted.

Lizor Care dementia care services sensitively respond to the individual needs of you and your family. Our flexible services are tailored to fit with your chosen lifestyle so you continue to enjoy the important things in your life.

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia ?

People often confuse the terms ‘dementia’ and ‘Alzheimer’s disease’.

Dementia is the name given to a specific group of diseases which all cause a serious decline in the functioning of the brain.  Whereas, Alzheimer’s disease refers to one specific type of dementia, and is the most common form.

Type of Dementia & Effects on the Brain

Alzheimer’s

Most cases of dementia care needed for older people are the result of Alzheimer’s disease. Chemical and structural changes cause brain cells to die

Vascular or multi- infarct Dementia

The second most common form of dementia. The person suffers a series of strokes that prevent oxygen reaching the brain causing the brain cells to die.

Dementia with Lewy bodies 

This form of dementia is rarer, affecting only 4% of the total number of people with dementia Abnormal protein deposits called Lewy bodies are present in the brain. It is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease because the symptoms are similar

Fronto-temporal dementia

Onset typically 45-65 years of age. A build-up of abnormal proteins in the brain, leads to a progressive loss of brain cells.

Care and support to stay well

Lizor Care can provide experienced staff to help you maintain your quality of life while remaining in your own home. We create a specialised dementia care plan with you. This might include:
  • Reminding or helping you to take your medicines to manage your symptoms
  • Support with bathing and/or dressing to keep you looking your best
  • Catheter care and continence management to maintain your dignity and comfort
  • Help to establish a regular exercise routine to improve mood and mobility and to strengthen muscles
  • Making sure you have plenty of fluids and a balanced diet with enough fresh fruit and vegetables and fibre to keep you healthy and avoid constipation
  • Assisting with routine household chores and shopping so your home life is as you would like it to be
  • Companionship, or helping you to be involved in social activities.

Our services provide the support and care you need to get you and your loved ones through the difficult days.