We work with people who have Alzheimer's in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. We offer flexible care and support that is tailored to the unique needs of the person, their loved ones and the stage of Alzheimer's that they have.
What is Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s is an illness which causes a large number of nerve cells in the brain to die. When these cells dye they can affect the sufferer’s memory and they may struggle to think clearly. At the onset of Alzheimer's they may become easily confused and struggle concentrating but as time goes on they may have trouble taking care of themselves or completing basic tasks such as making meals.
Alzheimer’s can affect different people in different ways, sometimes progressing faster, with symptoms varying widely from person to person. It is a progressive disease, getting worse over time leading to total care requirements.
Traditionally speaking, there are three stages of Alzheimer’s; Mild Alzheimer’s (also known as early-stage Alzheimer’s), Moderate Alzheimer’s and Severe Alzheimer’s (also known as late-stage Alzheimer’s). By sharing our knowledge about these stages we can help sufferer's and families plan ahead for the care that will be needed.
Mild Alzheimer’s disease often results in some memory loss and slight changes in the sufferer’s personality. They may struggle remembering recent events, people or things they have done in the last few days. Overtime sufferers may struggle planning and organising life around them.
During the moderate stages of Alzheimer’s memory loss will be more obvious the sufferer may struggle with bladder and bowel control. Loved ones will notice bigger changes in their personality, they may begin to wander off alone and may start to make threats and accusations. This can be a hard time for loved ones and our care team are available for support.
At the severe or late stages of Alzheimer’s disease the sufferer is likely to need help with all daily tasks, even things like sitting up or walking. At this time family members may not be recognised and the sufferer can refuse to eat or have trouble swallowing. At this stage it is important that your loved one is cared for correctly by someone that has experience of dealing with Alzheimer’s.
Depending on the stage of Alzheimer's you may need help with
- Remembering things
- Planning and organising life
- Staying safe
- Domestic chores and errands
- Personal care, bladder and bowel control
- Learning and developing skills that enable you to live more independently
Our care team offers homecare, especially with early onset Alzheimer's where a small amount of support for the family may be all that is required. We will then adapt the care we provide to accommodate your evolving needs.
How we help people with Alzheimer's
With specialist knowledge, we understand how hard it can be for a friend or family member to care for someone with Alzheimer’s. We take time to talk to the sufferer and their loved ones, explaining what the disease is and how it can affect everyone. We are able to offer care in the home to make your loved ones life as easy and enjoyable as possible. At late stage Alzheimer's live in care and respite care for families can provided.
Depending on the specific challenges of the person with Alzheimer's, we can help with:
Support for people who have Alzheimer's in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire
If you or someone you know has Alzheimer's talk to us for advice or guidance or we can give you details of local Alzheimer's support groups. Reach us: