High Quality Dementia Care in Edinburgh and Beyond
Dementia can be distressing for both the sufferers of this debilitating condition and their families. The term dementia covers a range of disorders which occur when the brain is damaged by diseases including vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia generally involves a slow deterioration of the brain, with symptoms including:
- Memory loss
- Difficulties making decisions and problem solving
- Speech and communication difficulties
- General confusion
- Loss of daily living skills
- Reduced visuospatial skills
This gradual deterioration can be distressing for the individual and their family, but dementia care homes in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas can provide professional help and support.
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.
Individual dementia care plans
Stability and a regular routine are important staples of dementia care for both residents and their families. At our dementia nursing homes in Edinburgh, we monitor each resident continually and adjust care plans according to their needs. This attention to detail allows residents to be as comfortable as possible and live a longer, happier and more healthy life.