Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning. Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65.
Dementia can influence a person’s behaviour including wandering, depression, anxious or agitated states, aggression, hallucinations and false ideas, and loss of inhibition. Although these can be upsetting, there are many strategies that may help. The following websites contain information about ‘Caring for someone with dementia’
Click on a link below for Dementia Specific Accommodation Care in UPA’s Regions:
- Carramar NSW – Heiden Park Lodge
- Casino NSW – Richmond Lodge
- Dubbo NSW – Bracken House
- Henty NSW -Myoora Homestead
- Holbrook NSW – Holbrook Village
- Howlong NSW – Oolong
- Jindera NSW – Jindera Aged Care Services
- Kogarah NSW – The Laurels
- Lavington NSW – Murray Vale Shalem
- Molong NSW – Prunus Lodge
- Murwillumbah NSW – Greenhills Lodge
- Orange NSW – Ascot Gardens
- Pendle Hill NSW – Melrose Lodge
- Stanwell Park NSW – Frank & Jess Kennett Home
- Ulmarra NSW – Rathgar Lodge
- Wagga Wagga NSW – Gumleigh Gardens
- Wahroonga NSW – TRA Aged Care
- Wallsend NSW – Woodlands Lodge
- Yeoval NSW – Yeoval Aged Care
Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging both physically and emotionally. If you’re caring for someone living with dementia, it’s important to understand that if their behaviour changes, it may not be anyone’s fault. It can be a good idea to talk to a health professional.
People with dementia and their carers deserve the best care, services and information to help them make the most of their lives.
The following survey is designed to ﬁnd out what you need and how you would prefer to receive the care you need from us as a service provider.
The results will help UPA understand how to achieve our objective for developing an innovative resident/client focussed Dementia Strategy to provide good-quality care and services for the future.
All information will be treated conﬁdentially. If you have any questions about this questionnaire, please call your local care or home care manager.