Providing people living with Dementia with safe places to call home

This week we’re proud to be supporting Dementia Action Week, because we are passionate about providing safe and comfortable homes for those who need a little extra support.

The theme of this year’s action week is diagnosis, because research shows the misconception around memory loss being a normal sign of aging is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis.

According to the Alzheimer’s society, diagnosis rates for dementia are falling to a five-year low. Encouraging those who might be living with undiagnosed dementia to reach out for support is important to ensure people feel empowered about getting the help they may need.

Head to the Alzheimer’s society website for more information about understanding memory loss and dementia diagnosis.

For many people living with dementia, they can find it hard to maintain connections with loved ones as many experience memory loss, difficulty thinking and language problems – all of which are really important parts of making connections with those around us.

Music for Dementia is an amazing charity working to ensure that every person living with dementia has music as an integral part of their care, as they believe it has the power to bring people together, stimulate and enable people to express themselves creatively beyond words. Find out more about Music for Dementia on their website.

We want to play our part in making sure everyone, no matter what their needs, are supported and have all the tools to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.

We are proud to provide specialist accommodation suitable for those living with dementia – learn more about the different facilities and support packages we can offer here.

It’s not just the person that is living with dementia that feels the impact. Those who have the responsibility of caring for a loved one can often feel the effect on their health and wellbeing, especially if they can’t chat to anyone about how they’re feeling.

If you need a little bit of advice, or someone to talk to that can understand your worries, support groups like Talking Point, or Alz Connected are an invaluable resource.

If you need advice, would like to talk about your tenancy or are interested in looking into one a ForHousing’s specialist extra care schemes, get in touch with us today by emailing us via hello@forhousing.co.uk, or calling us for a chat on 0300 123 5522.

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