Alzheimer’s and Dementia
More and more people are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. There are now over 500,000 people in the UK living with Alzheimer’s alone, and the numbers are increasing year on year. In the very early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia the impact of memory loss is manageable and people are able to continue their lives quite independently. As Alzheimer’s and dementia progress it begins to affect the person’s ability to engage in everyday activities. No longer knowing if you have done something or how to do something often results in great stress and anxiety, so that if asked the person will reply, ‘oh I’ve done that’, or ‘of course I can do that’, and quietly the person does less and less.
At Blue Sky Enabling we have worked with many people with different forms of progressive dementias so they are able to participate in activities and re-discover the joys of life despite their diminishing mental capacity.
“J couldn’t have had a better life or been better taken care of.” Mr A