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Vascular dementia is caused by problems in the blood supply to the brain due to damaged or diseased blood vessels, a stroke, or ‘mini strokes’ called transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs).
This deprives the brain cells of the oxygen and nutrients they need to function effectively, which may cause problems with concentration, thinking and carrying out everyday activities.
If these problems get progressively worse, the person may be diagnosed with vascular dementia.
At Everycare West Kent our care professionals are trained to deal with all types of dementia – We cover the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks area. Call us today if you are looking for care for a loved one with vascular dementia.
A study has revealed a warning sign that could identify the condition affecting more than 900,000 people in the UK, reports The Daily Record.
The study suggests that walking slower in old age could be a dementia red flag, with findings published by JAMA Network Open suggesting that brain decline may impede a person’s ability to walk.
The study, carried out by the University of Minnesota examined 17,000 participants aged over 75, monitoring their walking speeds and cognitive function over a seven year period.
Everycare West Kent cares for clients with dementia in the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks area. All our carers are trained in Dementia care and look out for any signs of the onset of Dementia.
Home care, also called domiciliary care, is when care staff travel to the homes of people in need of assistance. This is arranged through the local council or privately.
Home care is ideal for people who want to stay living in their own homes but would like some help with day-to-day living. These people can be older, disabled or managing an illness.
Everycare home care workers are always properly trained and DBS checked in order to maximise a person’s safety. A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is run by the UK Government. It finds out whether the individual has any criminal conviction. The individual will be checked on whether they are banned from working with either vulnerable adults or children. Everycare West Kent requires a new, enhanced DBS check to be taken when hiring, to make sure it is up to date.
There are regulatory bodies in place that monitor and assess home care agencies to make sure that their performance is in line with the law and with good professional practice. The CQC (Care Quality Commission) visits agencies in England and conducts an in-depth assessments. Their reports and ratings can be found online.
Daily care visits typically last for 30 minutes to an hour and can occur several times a day. Alternatively, you can opt to have visits known as ‘sits’ or ‘sitting’. These are longer visits that last several hours at a time. These ‘sits’ allow the care professional to assist with daily tasks, housework, prepare meals and take the person out for day trips, shopping or to local amenities and amusements. They are also trained to administer medication. Those who have ‘sits’ will generally be cared for by a rotation of two to three care professionals who know them and their care plan inside out. This means that a deeper bond of friendship can be built, and carers will find it easier to personalise daily activities.
If you are interested in receiving home care or arranging it for a loved one, pleased call Everycare West Kent 0n 01892 536888
Everycare West Kent is delighted to announce it has been given a Top 20 homecare provider award for 2023. This is the second year in a row we have won the prestigious award from Home Care UK.
It is marvellous that all the hard work and dedication of our wonderful care professionals has been recognised. We look forward to providing all our incredible clients with the same support over the next 12 months.
The Everycare West Kent team were presented with their award recently at our Tunbridge Wells office.