Dementia service offers telephone support
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be challenging at the best of times, and with the current restrictions it can be even more demanding. Our Dementia Outreach Service is here to help with telephone advice and support, to help you out.
Diane, from our Dementia Outreach Service, is highly trained and experienced in supporting people with dementia.
Explaining the stay at home advice to someone with dementia can be very difficult but there are some quick and easy hints and tips that may make things easier:
- Put coats and shopping bags away in cupboards, rather than keeping them near the front door. Some people with dementia find these items trigger their desire to leave. Seeing them makes them feel as though they are about to go out.
- Hang a curtain rail above the front door and pull the curtain when appropriate. Hiding the door can stop someone with dementia wanting to open it.
- Some people with dementia might struggle to recognise their home. This confusion can become worse at dusk, known as ‘Sun downing’. This can be because they are thinking about somewhere they lived in the past causing them to want to go there.
If you or your family are caring for someone with dementia and need some support, please call Diane on 07837 317 521.
13th May 2020