July 4, 2018

How Social Interaction Can Help with Dementia Care

At Eastleigh care homes, we are firm believers in the power of tailored social interaction for all of our residents. Hence we focus so much on activities for elderly with dementia. We see the benefits this brings, particularly for individuals in the grip of dementia. Dementia can make it so that people surrounding the patient step back from true engagement and offer an individualised approach; this is detrimental.
August 18, 2018

Sleep Aids in the Summer Months for the Elderly and People with Dementia

The elderly, and particularly those with dementia, can experience significant sleep challenges. It’s not unusual to end up sleeping a lot in the day and being unable to sleep at night, including frequent night-waking.
September 6, 2018

What are the symptoms of Dementia?

What are the symptoms of Dementia? In our previous post, How to Spot Early Onset Dementia, we looked at the tell-tale signs and symptoms experienced during the early development of dementia. Dementia is a progressive condition meaning that symptoms will generally worsen over time. The symptoms will mostly still fit […]
November 15, 2018

How to Communicate Effectively with Someone with Dementia

The two primary symptoms of dementia are memory problems and communication difficulties. This can make holding a conversation with someone with dementia a struggle and a daunting concept. However, it is vital to endeavour to adapt your communication so that you can communicate effectively. This can not only help alleviate the dementia sufferer’s anxiety but to also help to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing.