We have provided care services to clients in the early stages of memory deficit conditions who live at home with their families. This service provision enables the primary carer & or family member with valuable respite time, whether to attend a special event or attend an appointment. Knowing their loved one is being cared for by a responsible person gives them peace of mind while they are away.
All our Home Care Support workers receive the Contended Dementia Trust - Specal Method awareness training as part of their induction programme. The Specal method is based on an innovative way of understanding dementia from the point of view of the person with the condition. Further details on this method can be obtained by contacting Frances Higgins SRN RMN special Practitioner or via www.contenteddementiatrust.org
To obtain additional information and support you can visit The Alzheimer Society of Ireland to help you to understand different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.