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15 April 2024

Different stages of dementia care

2 minute read

Put simply, dementia is an illness caused by damage to the brain. Dementia is the umbrella term used to describe different diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular, Lewy body and frontotemporal dementia.

Dementia is progressive meaning it gets worse over time and symptoms such as memory loss, communication issues, and impaired reasoning can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life.

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s, has three key stages which are quite broad early, middle and advanced.

Once Langtree Care Home is complete the Standish Care Village will be able to cater for all stages of dementia on the same site providing an exceptional level of continuity for the region.

Early is its mildest form, individuals may experience some difficulties but usually function well independently. The middle stage sees the disease progress becoming more pronounced, they’ll have trouble recognising friends, memory loss will worsen, and daily tasks will require more care. Both these stages are supported at Worthington Lake Care Home, a specially designed dementia facility.

Unfortunately, Worthington can’t always support those with advanced dementia. But thankfully the completion of Langtree will ensure residents can remain in the same familiar setting, under the same overarching culture and values.

People with advanced stages of dementia can experience severe cognitive issues and changes in behaviour which requires an increased level of full-time nursing dementia care that only specialist care homes such as Langtree can provide!

As mentioned, dementia is progressive, which means that residents have previously had to leave Worthington Lake and the original home within the Standish Care Village, Lakeside, to receive the care they need. This can be traumatic for the residents, their loved ones and staff members.

Having Lakeside, Worthington and Langtree on the same site mitigates the risk of transfer trauma and creates care continuity. This results in the prevention of a disjointed approach, better communication between those involved, cost savings, a better resident experience and ultimately better outcomes.

Learn more about the Standish Care Village here.

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