Advancing dementia is the most common reason for residents to enter residential aged care to specifically receive Dementia Care. Living with dementia can is a deeply challenging and soul-searching experience for individuals and those who are close to them.
Dementia is an umbrella term describing a group of symptoms that occur together. It often refers to memory loss plus at least two of the following:
Although the presentation of dementia symptoms can differ for each person, usually the onset is gradual and, in the early stages, this can make the symptoms difficult to confirm. It is important to note that memory loss and other symptoms of dementia are not a normal part of ageing.
When it comes to dementia care we take a proactive education approach with families to help them understand what to expect as the disease progresses. We also provide information about support groups, individual counselling, and upcoming education sessions offered by Autumn Aged Care and organisations such as Dementia Australia. We also have in-house relative support meetings and social groups. Most importantly, our employees are there for you to talk to, as are other families and residents.
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