Why Do We Need Special Nursing Homes For People with DementiaPosted on November 21, 2013 by ECR Louisville in Alzheimers Care, Blog, Caregiver Education, Dementia Care, Long Term Care Information, Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are generally made for those who require medical care and personal care. It is a very comfortable place for all the physically and mentally challenged people. It it considered as paradise that make them completely satisfied while being there. It helps them in healing from the pain of illness, the staff of the nursing home plays a very important role in making this place comfortable for the patients. Because these are the people who always help their patients in their every need , and will always be with them whether it’s day or night.
Dementia nursing homes are more concerned about mentally challenged than physical challenge people, like for those who are suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s etc. It is very essential to know about dementia, its symptoms and how it affects a person before curing a dementia patient.
Dementia is a group of symptoms and indications about the mental capability of an individual like memory, attention, reasoning and language is damaged more than it should be. It is an incurable disease that can be diagnosed by various tests. Other than this, it is a disease in which signs are generally observed with time for the diagnosis to be achieved. Some major signs that an individual suffering from dementia is that they are generally confused about time, not knowing about their place, where they were born and brought up , not knowing their close ones like (family or friends) or not even remembering about themselves. One of the common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
Since there are no drugs available in the market that can cure the condition of patients with dementia, therefore the only one treatment for this disease is psychological healing. When the disease grows, more patients need more help in their daily routine life. Dementia nursing home is the best option of caring for an individual with dementia. The main aim of these nursing homes is to provide personal attention to each and every patient which they can only get in these specialized dementia nursing homes. Dementia is a developing and severe disease, therefore; the desires of dementia patient are also different and will grow with time.
Taking care of people with dementia is actually difficult as these patients are mentally challenged. Reasoning skills and logical thought can also be diminished or totally gone, which will lead to great troubles and might be very annoying for family members and medical staff as well. Kindness and patience help you a lot in the treatment of the patients with dementia. However people suffering from dementia like to live alone but it is the responsibility of their family members to take care of them because nobody wants to be in a situation like this. So be kind and polite to them; that will not just give happiness to them but to you as well.
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At Notaro Care Homes, we create a home for older people and for those who are affected by medical, physical or clinical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, hypothyroidism and need round-the-clock nursing care. We also provide special Dementia nursing homes which are designed and operated to provide safe & calm environment. Find more information at notarohomes.co.uk