This month, Hailing Park Care Home has been taking part in the international campaign from Alzheimer's Disease International that raises awareness for the condition.
This campaign takes place every September and as a home, we have helped support raising awareness of Alzheimer's as we often experience the condition first hand.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that primarily affects the brain, causing a decline in cognitive function and memory. It is the most common form of dementia and typically affects older individuals, although early-onset Alzheimer's can occur in rare cases. As the disease advances, individuals may experience memory loss, confusion, difficulty with problem-solving and changes in behaviour and personality.
Alzheimer's is a devastating condition not only for those diagnosed but also for their families and caregivers. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's, making early diagnosis and management crucial in improving the quality of life for those affected.
To help bring awareness, our activity coordinators worked hard to create a programme throughout the month that focused on brain simulation. We started off with brain training, nostalgia hours and dance therapy. All of these activities evoked memories for our residents and many spoke about their younger years and experiences.
Not only this, our residents took part in their very own baking morning, making some delicious cakes and then that afternoon some participated in aromatherapy and flower arranging.
As a care home that specialises in Dementia Care, it is important to us that we continue to bring awareness to the condition and centre activities around those individuals who are affected by Alzheimer's.
Hailing Park Care Home offers support, guidance and help to those with Dementia, as well as extending our help to the families of those affected. Our Dementia Care team has received comprehensive and specialised training to address all degrees of dementia. We take immense pride in delivering the utmost level of care and respect to each individual.
Our dedicated Carers and Activity Coordinators go the extra mile by collaborating closely with dementia residents and their families to craft activities and apply therapies tailored to their unique requirements, fostering their well-being. Through our experience, we have observed that implementing daily planned activities enhances social interaction and mental stimulation, alleviating any frustrations or tensions associated with dementia.