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Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Irish HomeCare's focus is to support the person living with Dementia with day to day tasks helping them retain their independence and to remain in surroundings that are familiar to them, promoting independent living.

Almost 1 in 3 people will suffer from dementia so almost everyone will know someone with dementia. Being diagnosed with dementia can come as a shock and can be an upsetting and stressful time not just for you but all for your family and friends surrounding you. Everyone involved needs a great deal of help, reassurance, and support.

The term ‘Dementia’ describes a group of illnesses that affect brain similarly. Symptoms include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning - to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life. It is a progressive disease, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.

Our care workers receive specialist training for dementia care and awareness, they understand how the condition affects the individual, their family, and those around them and know how to support challenging behaviours that may come with dementia progression.

This helps to preserve a persons self-esteem and dignity. Services are designed inclusive of the person living with Dementia and their families in conjunction with the HSE to ensure that the service is tailored to meet their needs.

Irish HomeCare recognises that Dementia is no longer a disease to be managed but a person living with a condition. 

 "Seeing the person, not the Dementia"

 We can help people to live well with dementia by helping with things like:

  • Meaningful activities in the day.
  • Getting out and about in the community.
  • Personal home care.
  • Practical help at home.
  • Safety in the home.
  • Respite care services so that those caring for a loved one with dementia can take a break.
  • Identifying Assistive Technology.
  • Holistic support methods such as musical memories.
  • Emotional support for the whole family.
  • Nutritional support and meal preparation.

Find out how our dementia services can help today...

If you would like a chat, or more information about our dementia services, you can contact the care team to discuss your requirements at a time that suits you.

T: 0818 220 262 / 042 975 4751

E: Careservices@irishhomecare.ie

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