1 May 2018
Gardening with dementia – hearts and plants in bloom!
Gardening with dementia could help hearts and plants bloom anew. As our population ages, dementia remains the most feared illness for over 55s and in 2012, the Department of Health
The number of people living with dementia in the UK is forecast to increase to over 1 million by 2025 and with ever-increasing numbers experiencing dementia every day, it’s more important than ever before to develop our knowledge and understanding of dementia.
At Trinity Homecare, we’re passionate about supporting people live well with dementia and we believe that the key to living well with dementia begins with understanding dementia. Although dementia is a term a majority of the population recognise, questions and concerns are natural parts of the journey and with our Dementia Guide, you and your loved ones can find the answers and reassurance you need.
Find the Dementia Guide here!
The guide is structured around the key topics and questions that we encounter most often when discussing dementia:
What is dementia? Did you know that there are over 100 different types of dementia?
What are the types of dementia? Did you know that Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia?
What are the symptoms and stages of dementia? Did you know that each type of dementia has its own symptoms?
How is dementia diagnosed? Did you know that there are several stages which contribute to a diagnosis?
Are there any treatments for dementia? Did you know that it’s not just medication that can help you live well with dementia?
Is it possible to live well with dementia? Absolutely!
How can I support someone living with dementia? Did you know that there are simple ways to adapt the home to be more dementia friendly?
Although the guide itself is rich in information, the resource can be separated out into sections so you can read different topics at your leisure.
From hosting specialist dementia training sessions, to advising the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on ways to improve dementia care, our experience and knowledge continues to support dementia care across the country. We also host Community Cafes at various location across Surrey, where we are joined by guest speakers and members of the community to share stories and support one another.
If you would like more information about our dementia care services, our Community Café’s or our training opportunities, our friendly team will be more than happy to offer you advice and support!