A Dutch dementia care home is leading the way in creating an environment for patients by creating what has been described as a living ‘alternative reality’
The care home has been designed by experts to give patients a safe and non-threatening environment as possible. The approach is to create a living and socializing space that is as close to reality as possible.
There is a shop on site that patients can buy goods in but with staff workers fully aware that they may get the odd person taking things without paying. Although this is not a problem. The staff simply record what the person has bought from the shop and sort it without adding to the persons confusion. » Read more
Points to consider when choosing dementia care homes
Dementia care homes. What you should know.
If you have to help make a decision on placing a family member or friend into a dementia care home, the one thing that you will want to make sure is that the care home is the best one available .
This is especially true if the choice of residence lies with you.
There are different kinds of care homes, with some more specialized in care for a person with dementia than a normal residential home for the elderly would be. » Read more
There are different types of care homes
We look at the different types of care homes available to an individual with dementia.
If a person needs more care than can be provided whilst the individual is living in their own home a care home may be the safest, most secure place for the individual. In which case a permenent residence may be needed to provide specialist care that the person deserves.
But what are the different types of care homes that are available to a person with dementia and which one would be best? » Read more