The dementia journey can be an emotional one for residents and their families. That’s why choosing the right Home is essential – one with dementia-friendly facilities, specialist staff and stimulating activities that will lead to a healthy and enjoyable life.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is the general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is an umbrella term for a number of neurological conditions, which include:
- Alzheimer’s (the most common cause of dementia)
- Vascular dementia
- Lewy Body dementia
- Frontotemporal dementia
Our approach to Dementia
At Morris Care, the quality of life, both for those living with dementia and for their families, is greatly enhanced.
The resident’s care plan is carefully tailored to meet the individual’s needs. Knowing the importance of structure and familiarity to our residents living with dementia, our dedicated team will listen to you and your loved one, take records of their history and preferences to ensure that they can continue to follow their normal routines as closely as possible.
Our care team are trained to understand the importance of effective communication. They will prompt, reassure and encourage residents enabling them to make personal choices and live as independently as possible in a relaxed environment. Our philosophy is to help reduce anxiety and stress, retaining focus on the resident and their personalised needs.
Our dementia households provide a wealth of practical and emotional support to ensure residents with dementia and memory loss can continue living fulfilling lives.
No matter the form or the severity of the symptoms, our handpicked carers devote their time to get to know each resident as an individual, reviewing their personal needs, medical background and life story. Whether it’s the job they did, their married life and children or the seaside holidays they took every year. Using specialist training, we evoke and unlock those special moments. We feel that if we know the person, then we can provide the care they need.
We call this approach our Cedar Philosophy. It is designed to reduce anxiety and stress, focusing on the individual and their personal needs.
We pioneered our approach to dementia care alongside a team of experts from the University of Stirling. It promotes dignity and respect for those living with all forms of dementia. It not only reduces anxiety and stress, but can lead to real therapeutic benefits for those with memory loss.
Our dementia care homes feature specialist reminiscence rooms with designated reminiscence area and familiar objects to stimulate the senses and create positive associations and interaction. Our social life co-ordinators hand pick activities that stimulate the memory, from looking through old photographs to dressing up.
These activities encourage residents to live to their own timescales, gives them a sense of purpose and means they are part of a warm, accepting and friendly community.
For specialist dementia care in Shropshire and Cheshire, please get in touch with us for more information on dementia care Shropshire or book a visit. We are always here to help answer your questions.