Dementia Care and Support

Caring for dementia and Alzheimer's at home

Home Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia is affecting more and more families. In the UK, around 850,000 people have a form of dementia and this figure is projected to rise.

We know firsthand how hard this can be for those living with a dementia. For the families and friends who often don’t know how to respond to the behaviours and situations brought on by dementia, it can be especially challenging.

For years we have provided dignified care for those living with dementia – both at homes and in our specialist dementia nursing home. As such, we are well placed to answer any questions you may have. We are always here for advice and guidance.

If you need to talk to us about dementia care call us on 01823 668400 or email us at

Different types of dementia

There is often some confusion between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is a name given to a group of diseases which cause an ongoing decline in the functioning of the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common reason older people seek dementia care. The exact causes are unknown, though there are a number of factors that increase your chances of developing Alzheimer’s.

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is another common form of dementia. Reduced blood flow to the brain – caused by a stroke or strokes or the narrowing of blood vessels in the brain – damages and kills the brain cells.

Dementia with Lewy bodies and Fronto-temporal dementia 

Both dementia with Lewy bodies and Fronto-temporal dementia (also known as Pick’s disease) are the result of abnormal protein deposits in the brain. These are rarer forms of dementia. Dementia with Lewy bodies affects 4% of those with dementia. Fronto-temporal affects fewer still – although it makes up a larger proportion of dementia affecting people under the age of 65.

Home care for those with a dementia

No matter the what dementia is diagnosed, dementias share symptoms of memory loss, slower thinking speed and problems with mental sharpness, language, understanding, judgement, mood, movement and difficulties carrying out daily activities. As well as delivering care we help our clients develop strategies to maintain a daily routine and overcome issues of memory loss so that they can remain independent and living at home.

For more information about dementia, the Alzheimer’s society are a rich resource and their help line is very useful. Locally Dementia Somerset run all sorts of initiatives to help dementia patients and their carers cope with the disease.

To talk to us about dementia care, we are available by phone 01823 668400 or email