Living with Dementia at Southwell Court
A diagnosis of dementia can come as a shock. Even if you have been half expecting it, this will be a worrying and upsetting time. It can also be hard for those close to you. You will all need a great deal of reassurance and support.
At Southwell Court staff are trained to continuously reassure and support you with whatever you may need. They are trained to empathise and care in a dignified and respected way, you will still be in charge and have as much independence as possible.
At Southwell Court you will have a Life Story Book prepared with yourself and your loved ones. We encourage family to take an active part and give us as much information (like photo's and old clips) possible so that we can share and treasure those moments with yourself when you feel like it.
The role of family members when supporting a loved one living with Dementia
When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them - including their carers, friends and family - need to do everything they can to help the person to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth.
You can read more about this on the Alzheimer's Society website which is an excellent resource with lots of information. Just click on the image on the right.
At Southwell Court we respect and care not only for the needs of your loved one in our care. We also appreciate what you have been going through and are there to ensure that the time you spend together should be quality time.