With careful planning and dedicated dementia care support, those living with dementia can be supported to live well in the community.
Dementia is a syndrome – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – in which there is deterioration in cognitive function beyond what might be expected from normal ageing.
While there is currently no cure available for Dementia, there are many ways we can slow the progression of the condition and improve the quality of life for people living with the condition.
Types of Dementia
Dementia is a collection of brain conditions that lead to a progressive decline in mental ability across various stages of the process. The boundaries between different forms of dementia are indistinct and mixed forms often co-exist.
Dementia with Lewy Body (DLB)
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
Living with dementia does not mean that someone’s life stops. There are many ways we can slow the progression of the condition and improve the quality of life for people living with the condition.
Impact of Dementia
Dementia can cause both short and long-term memory loss, especially in older adults. A person with dementia may find it challenging to complete simple tasks that we often take for granted, such as bathing, doing the laundry or cleaning.
The signs and symptoms linked to dementia can be understood in three stages.
The early stage of dementia is often overlooked, because the onset is gradual. Symptoms include:
- losing track of the time
- becoming lost in familiar places.
As dementia progresses to the middle stage, the signs and symptoms become clearer and more restricting. Symptoms include:
- becoming forgetful of recent events
- feeling lost at home
- increased difficulty with communication
- needing help with personal care
- behaviour changes, including wandering and repeated questioning.
The late stage of dementia is one of near total dependence and inactivity. Symptoms include:
- becoming unaware of the time and place
- having difficulty recognising relatives and friends
- weakened mobility and an increased need for assisted self-care
- behaviour changes that may escalate and include aggression.
Supporting a Loved One with Dementia
Dementia can be overwhelming, not only for the people who have it but also for their carers and families.
Caring for someone with dementia can be a long and difficult journey and people may react differently to the challenge. It is crucial for caregivers to take time to look after yourself as much as possible.
With careful planning and dedicated dementia care support from an experienced care provider, those living with dementia can be supported to live well in the community.
Find out from our community partner DementiaHub.SG – a one-stop resource portal for more information on caring for your loved one.
Supporting you across your Dementia Care Journey
We are able to support you or your loved one in keeping physically and mentally fit. We design specialised neurological rehabilitation for individuals with neurological conditions.
Our trained and trusted therapists will help support and maintain an exercise program as set out by together during an initial care assessment.
Having help at home can provide respite for a family caring for a loved one with dementia. Our care team will help to provide support with activities of daily living, rehabilitation and engagement activities.
We also provide hygiene care tasks such as showering, dental hygiene, incontinence management, dressing and assistance with transfers.
Residential Nursing Home Care
In the advanced stages of Dementia, it is likely that the caregiver or family will need extra support to carry out day-to-day tasks. You may decide that you would benefit from a residential nursing home care to help you manage your loved one’s care needs.
Our seniors will receive specialised nutrition care at our homes, participate in recreational activities, and personalised rehabilitation programmes.
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