At Harwood House, our professional, friendly team provides dedicated dementia care for residents living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
We take pride in helping residents and facing dementia, as well as their family members and we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQQ). Our emphasis when providing dementia care is on dignity, individuality and freedom of choice.
Our dementia care residents can expect the same high quality, individualised care that you’ll find for everyone at Harwood House.
What is dementia?
Dementia is a group name for the symptoms caused by certain progressive diseases that affect the brain.
The symptoms include problems with memory, wayfinding, recognising objects, performing everyday activities or understanding and using language.
What makes the symptoms of dementia worse?
There are a number of factors that can trigger or increase the symptoms of dementia.
These include poor nutrition, not enough water, lack of sleep, high levels of consistent stress, and strong emotions such as feeling lonely, bored or helpless.
Our dedicated team providing dementia care are trained to recognise and reduce exposure to these triggers.
Can you reduce dementia symptoms?
It is possible to reduce the symptoms of dementia and improve the quality of life for a prospective resident with a healthy lifestyle and supportive relationships.
Making sure the right food is eaten and staying hydrated is also important, as is creating the right environment for deep sleep, trying to be physically active, getting outdoors as often as possible, and encouraging positive relationships and social interactions.
At Harwood House, our dementia care incorporates all the elements of our luxury care services to support this healthy lifestyle. This includes developing relationships through companionship, personalised dining plans, a stimulating environment and wellbeing activities.
To find out more about dementia care at Harwood, please contact us to book a tour or to speak to a member of our team.
Dementia care testimonials
Harwood House has looked after mum for the last 18 months, showing her the upmost kindness, support and dignity. Everyone who works at Harwood House is faultless with a few care workers going above and beyond to make mum feel at home. Mum has vascular dementia so life is full of challenges, but these are dealt with in the most professional way. I couldn’t recommend Harwood House enough.Daughter of a resident
Very happy with the care provided by staff to my mother who have adapted well to her changing needs and are always kind, supportive and caring and talk to her. She is always lovely and clean and staff are patient when having to feed her and move her.Daughter of a resident