What is dementia care?

Affecting more than just memory, dementia is caused by diseases to the brain.

There are several types of dementia, including:

Vascular dementia
Mixed dementia
Lewy body dementia
Frontotemporal dementia

Becoming more forgetful is a natural part of ageing but dementia affects a person’s ability to plan or engage in conversation and alters their mood or behaviour.

Specialist dementia care is essential to ensure your individual needs are met. With expert care and a strong network of friends and family, you can continue to lead an active and purposeful life.

What are the benefits of dementia care?

You can stay in the comfort and familiarity of your own home and surroundings with a specialist dementia care assistant. This is particularly beneficial to people with dementia, as the condition can affect a person’s ability to live alone, to think things through and plan ahead.

Dementia causes confusion and you may become forgetful, with familiar tasks such as cooking or dressing becoming more difficult. Dementia can cause you to behave uncharacteristically or in some cases, to put yourself at risk.

A trained care assistant can provide care at all times and be there to ensure you are properly cared for. With the support of a dementia carer these situations can be managed, better understood and resolved by a trained carer who is not a close friend or relative.

A trained dementia and Alzheimer’s carer living with you at home can support you whenever you need them, throughout the day or night.

Offering one to one support, dementia care at home from a highly trained and experienced carer can help you stick to a familiar routine. A carer can develop a relationship with you, to manage your symptoms and individual needs and help to resolve any moments of confusion or tension.

Our person-centred dementia care involves talking to you about your memories, looking at photographs and listening to familiar music. A carer will also ensure all your basic needs are met, including personal care and ensuring you’re drinking enough fluids and eating enough throughout the day.

Why choose a dementia carer from ENA Care Group?

We’ve been providing specialist dementia care at home since 1994, so we understand exactly what is required of a dementia carer.

Our experienced training and recruitment team have developed our new carer process over the past 24 years. Each of our carers must pass our in-house training course together with our extensive background checks.

Our rigorous training assessment covers everything a dementia carer needs to know and is lead by a dementia champion. As a result, our dementia carers are equipped emotionally and practically to support vulnerable adults at home.

Looking after a person in their own home brings unique challenges and dementia affects individuals in many different ways. People often forget that people need emotional as well as practical support – particularly when caring for someone with dementia. We pride ourselves on our highly trained members of staff to work as a team to bring you and your family the support you need at home.

We are proud of our highly qualified team and our experienced trained carers. Combined with our policies and practices we can ensure our clients receive a professional, knowledgeable and supportive service.

We expect every member of our team to have a caring demeanour and to treat everybody with dignity and respect. Furthermore, we expect this to extend beyond the workplace.

Our care team of registered nurses manage each care placement and are there to support you.

We understand that inviting a dementia carer to live in your home may seem daunting, but we’ll find the perfect carer for you, using our professional expertise and experience to support you through the whole process.

We’ll match you with a carer you feel comfortable with, who understands your individual needs, your routines and your choices in life.

With increasing awareness about people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, there is now more support than ever for those living with dementia.  With the help of new research, medical support and a trained dementia carer means you and your family don’t need to face the onset of dementia alone.

I wanted to write to say a belated but heartfelt thank you to the ENA Team. I have learned a great deal recently from witnessing the very constructive, sympathetic approach your carers have adopted in these situations. Earlier this year and end of last seemed to be a particularly tough time and I was very impressed with the improvement of Mum's wellbeing following the meeting that you and your team conducted with her and the subsequent actions you took. The professional and caring way you handled this including bringing the team to our home must have taken a lot of time, expertise and careful thought. We (mother, cousin and I) just wanted you to know that we really appreciate all that you have done.”

— Ms C, Hertfordshire

To discuss how we can support you with specialist dementia care, get in touch with our specialist team, who will be more than happy to talk about your needs.