Dementia is not a specific disease. A person suffering from dementia has a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to affect their ability to perform normal everyday activities.
Alzheimer's disease is the best known form of dementia and is now thought to account for 60% to 80% of all dementia cases. But there are various other causes including vascular dementia which is caused by stroke. If a series of small strokes occur, the dementia may be gradual, but sometimes one big stroke will cause a sudden loss of memory and this can be very stressful for both the patient and their family. Other causes of dementia include head injuries and brain tumours, and may not be long term.
Royal Bay Care Homes in Dorset offer dementia care to residents who would benefit from living in a normal care home environment. They have a dedicated Dementia Care Unit at their care home in Kettering, so they are fully aware of the type of care needed.
Castle Farm is a friendly, professionally run care home that can manage some elderly residents with dementia. There is a mix of elderly residents, some requiring high dependency, but they are all treated as individuals and are supported to lead the fullest lives possible.
Most of Castle Farm’s residents come from or have family in the surrounding areas of Poole, Wimborne, Bournemouth, Swanage or Blandford. Please call Castle Farm on 01258 857642 for further information, to discuss dementia care vacancies or to arrange a visit to Castle Farm Retirement Home in Dorset.
Larks Leas Rest Home has beautiful landscaped gardens and most of the rooms have a wonderful view out over them. It is a relatively small care home with a homely feel, which can accommodate up to 24 residents, over the age of 65. Mild forms of dementia can be managed at this professionally run care home in Dorset.
Most of Larks Leas residents come from or have family in Blandford or the surrounding areas of North Dorset.
Please call Larks Leas on 01258 452777 for further information, to discuss vacancies or to arrange a visit to Larks Leas Rest Home in Dorset.
Forest Hill House is a wonderful old country manor house surrounded by 15 acres of grounds, with great vistas of Poole Harbour and The Purbecks. This tranquil setting is ideal to promote a relaxing and calm environment for all elderly care residents. Dementia care residents are encouraged to take part in activities they used to enjoy, whether that be listening to a favourite CD, watching a favourite film or playing Bingo (with a little help if necessary).
Forest Hill House Nursing Home can accommodate up to 37 elderly residents, most of whom have lived in Wimborne, Poole, Ferndown or the Purbecks. Please call Forest Hill House on 01202 631741 for further information, to discuss dementia care vacancies or to arrange a visit to Forest Hill House Nursing Home in Dorset.
Royal Bay Care Homes in Dorset have all received ‘Good’ status in all areas from their latest Care Quality Commission Inspections. They are also part of the Gold Standards Framework which is an accreditation showing the care home ethos is for quality improvement, quality assurance, and quality recognition. All three care homes have achieved the top accreditation of ‘Beacon Status’.
Looking for dementia care in Dorset? Contact Royal Bay Care Homes for advice and dementia care vacancies.
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