Dementia Care

At Harwood House we take pride in helping residents and family members facing dementia . Our emphasis is on dignity, individuality and freedom of choice.

Below you’ll find answers to a few common questions about dementia and then see how we can help 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.

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. Creating the right environment for deep sleep and trying to be physically active. Getting outdoors as often as possible and encouraging positive relationships and social interactions.

Dementia Care at Harwood House

It’s the same high quality, individualised care that you’ll find for everyone at Harwood House.


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 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