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Dementia – What are the symptoms?

Home care services Everycare UKThe symptoms of dementia can include:

Memory problems – People with dementia might have problems retaining new information. They might  get lost in previously familiar places and may struggle with names. Relatives might notice the person seems increasingly forgetful, misplacing things regularly. However, we all forget a name or face once in a while and this is nothing to worry about. If it happens on a frequent basis, it’s advisable to visit the GP who can check why this may be happening.

Cognitive ability, i.e. processing information – People with dementia may have difficulty with time and place, for example, getting up in the middle of the night to go to work, even though they’re retired. Also their concentration could be affected. There may be a difficulty when shopping with choosing the items and then paying for them. For some people with dementia the ability to reason and make decisions may also be affected. Some people with dementia get a sense of restlessness and prefer to keep moving than sit still; others may be reluctant to take part in activities they used to enjoy.

Communication – People with dementia may repeat themselves often or have difficulty finding the right words. Reading and writing might become challenging. They might experience changes in personality and behaviour, mood swings, anxiety and depression.  People with dementia can lose interest in seeing others socially. Following and engaging in conversation can be difficult and tiring, and so a formerly outgoing person might become quieter and more introverted. Their self-confidence might be affected.

Dementia can be seen as a combination of one, or all of the above symptoms. If you or someone you know is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, which have been occurring for a while and are progressively getting worse, then please arrange a visit to the GP. There are many other reasons someone might be experiencing confusion or memory problems, so it is best to get them checked out and treated if necessary.

To find out more please visit the Dementia UK website.

New appointments at Everycare Rugby

Warwick home careWarwick home careLisa & Nick would like to introduce our two new Field Care Supervisors Amanda Gunter and Natalie Cox who commenced with Everycare Rugby in December 2017.

We would also like to congratulate them both, on completing and passing the Level 2 certificate in Team Leading. Well done ladies a great achievement.

Body Building Champion – Natalie Bourton

Everycare Rugby & Warwickshire are so proud of our Natalie Bourton, whilst offering first class support to our customers in their own homes for 2 years, she has spent her spare hours training very hard for her first Body Building competition.

Natalie now holds the title of the ICN Uk Figure Champion and won all 3 categories that she entered – Novice Figure, Figure over 30’s and won the overall figure. This amazing success means Natalie will be representing the UK ICN team in Thailand next June.

Directors Lisa & Nick said “Well done we are so very proud of you and wish you every success in your future competitions.”

Les Bailey achieves Diploma award

Les Bailey Everycare RugbyNick and Lisa would like to congratulate Les Bailey, deputy manager of Everycare Rugby & Warwickshire in gaining her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children and Young Peoples services.

“Such an achievement and we are so very proud of her.”