High Quality Care for People Living with Dementia
Dementia is a debilitating condition that is distressing for both sufferers and their families. Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a variety of disorders including vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and generally involves a slow deterioration of the brain.
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Memory Loss
- Loss of Daily Living Skills
- Speech and Communication Difficulties
- General Confusion
As mentioned above, this gradual deterioration can be distressing but dementia nursing care in Edinburgh can help both the sufferer and their family.
Our Dementia Care Homes in Edinburgh
As previously mentioned, living with dementia can be distressing but it can also be frustrating and confusing. Here at Randolph Hill Nursing Homes we do our very best to alleviate some of the suffering. We offer a safe and stimulating environment and offer things like clear signage, helping residents find their way around without unnecessary confusion and distress. As part of our Edinburgh dementia care program, we strongly encourage activities including reading aloud, walking around the gardens and even baking!
Stimulating Long Term Memory
People with dementia often have a stronger long-term memory and get huge reward from reminiscing. One of our homes has a reminiscing room, where objects from the past are displayed often triggering happy memories as the resident explores the objects. Our specially UK trained and experienced staff facilitate these activities and gain reward themselves from the pleasure the residents get from the experience.
It’s the Little Things That Count
People with dementia often gain great pleasure from seemingly small interactions. Examples including a night time chat with a care worker or looking at an old family photo album or even a piece of their favourite cake can all elicit positive reactions from the patient. These ‘little’ things not only bring pleasure to the resident but also contribute to the job satisfaction experienced by the Edinburgh dementia nursing home workers as well.
Continuity of Care
Stability and familiarity are important elements of dementia care for both residents and their families. We monitor each resident continually and adjust their care plans accordingly. This attention to detail enables the resident to live a longer, happier and more healthy life.