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About Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term associated with the decline of brain function and used to describe diseases related to progressive impairments to memory, thinking, and behavior (i.e. Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies). The most common symptoms for dementia include thought disorder, various emotional problems, difficulties with language and cognitive decline.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for dementia yet. To delay its progression a timely diagnosis and appropriate support service is paramount.

If you would like to discuss the ways we can help you or a loved one, please call or email us today. We are happy to visit you in the comfort of your own home if you find it easier to speak to someone face to face.

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Understanding Dementia

We understand your needs can change over time, so should you ever need us, rest assured that our highly trained care assistants have the expertise to tailor your care to you.

Audley Care is proud to be part of the Global Network of Dementia Interpreter, a network committed to reconnecting families by helping them learn the #languageofdementia and ensuring that the person's voice is always heard.

Watch the video or visit Dementia Dictionary online for more about this network. 

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Dementia care

Dementia care requires people who are naturals, intuitive, emotionally intelligent, flexible and aware of what matters most in life. At Audley, we recruit sensitive, feelings based people in order to help you or your loved one to live well with dementia in your own home. We believe that dementia care is about you living well and not about you being defined by your ilness. We want you to have control of your life choices and we will support you to make this happen. 

With us, dementia care starts with building a profile and finding out as much as possible about you, your life history, likes, dislikes and values. Once the information is gathered, we'll work together to build daily routines that suit you.

Rest assured, any visiting Audley carer will be sensitive to who are you and what you like or dislike.

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Exceptional care at home

At Audley Care, everything we provide is designed to enrich your life in your own home. Our staff members are carefully selected and skilled in supporting and providing services for people with all forms of dementia, including mobility, memory, hearing and speech problems, dizziness, tremors, pain or fatigue.

Apart from dementia care, our assistant can help you with personal care, administration of medications, washing, dressing, shopping, walks and other more general everyday activities.

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Ask for dementia care

If you would like to discuss the ways we can help support you or a loved one, please call or email us today. We are happy to visit you in the comfort of your own home if you find it easier to speak to someone face to face.

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If a visiting carer is not enough, what next?

Moving forwards, there is the option of live-in carer, who would be able to help around the clock.

Read more about home care services with Audley Care.

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Is Dementia the same as Alzheimer's?

No. Alzheimer's is a specific disease while Dementia is an overall umbrella term used to describe symptoms that affect the brain.

To read about dementia symptoms please visit the NHS website or for details about getting a diagnosis, reducing the risk or how to access support for all types of dementia (not just Alzheimer's disease), visit the Alzheimers Society website.

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How can I check if I have dementia?

There is no test to identify dementia straight away, but there are tests that help a doctor make the diagnosis, such as cognitive tests, neurological tests, blood tests, brain scans, psychiatric evaluation. Find out more about how is dementia diagnosed.

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