Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

Dementia is a condition that can affect the brain’s functioning in areas of memory, communication, reasoning and ability to complete tasks.

Specialist Dementia Care

Every person living with Dementia will be affected differently, requiring an in-depth understanding of each individual in order to provide the right level of support. Balhousie Care support a growing number of residents affected by or living with this condition and our staff members are trained to support people with various types of Dementia.

We encourage our residents with Dementia to be actively involved in planning their care with the support of family, home staff and other healthcare professionals. Our approach is always to support the individual to maintain the highest level of independence and to enhance their quality of life.

Dementia Overview

Dementia is affecting a growing proportion of the UK population. There is no doubt that a diagnosis is traumatic for an individual but it’s important to realise that dementia sufferers are not alone. There are a range of organisations with the sole purpose of support and research in this area.

Below are some initial steps that you can make to take control of the diagnosis.

There are well over 100 diseases that can cause dementia.

The most commonly occurring diseases

What to do if you have been diagnosed?

It is a good idea to speak to a loved one, family member or trusted friend and to share any worries or concerns you may have about your diagnosis with them. Talking things through can help you face the emotional trials of a diagnosis and also aid with the more practical steps when planning for the future.