Supporting Independence At Home -
Dementia

At Advance we understand that you, or a loved one, being diagnosed with dementia can be an

extremely upsetting and daunting experience.

Our highly trained dementia support assistants are on hand to help you come to terms with such a

diagnosis, and help sufferers and their families cope with the daily challenges of dementia.

As dementia progresses everyday tasks can become difficult for people, and it may become increasingly

hard to sustain the relationships you once shared as the sufferer becomes more confused and

disorientated. However, research has found that there are clear benefits of receiving dementia care at

home.

Maintaining consistency is vital, remaining in familiar surroundings enables those suffering with

dementia to access memories triggered by sentimental items, such a photos, alleviating feelings of

confusions.

Our dedicated team offer tailored dementia care packages, that allows you or your loved one to

continue living amongst the things and people they love the most.

There are over a hundred types of this illness. The team are experienced in providing support for people

affected by Alzheimer’s, Frontal Temporal (also known as Picks), Lewy Body, Vascular, and many more.

Training for the team at Advance is extremely important, each of our support assistants goes through a

rigorous training programme. Many become dementia champions.

Our support assistant can of course help with daily household tasks, like preparing meals, cleaning, the

usual errands, and help with medication. However, as well as providing dementia care for our clients,

our friendly support assistants also bond with our clients and companionship is a major element of the

support. Simple things like having a meal together, going shopping, a walk in the park, visiting favourite

places really help to enhance the lives of our clients.

Our support assistants will provide dementia care in the home for a number of weeks, before taking a

break. This allows them to bond and build up a relationship with the people they’re looking after. Ideally

our support assistants will be with our clients for years and we do all we can to ensure continuity.

Find out more about dementia from the Alzheimer’s Society.