We seem to be seeing more and more residents admitted to our nursing home with dementia, even with the surge of specialist dementia village style care homes. As with everyone we welcome into Holly Bank we need to ensure that we are able to provide these people with the highest possible level of care, completely personalised to them.
This means all staff need to understand the ins and outs of each of the different kinds of dementia… well, maybe not the intricacies of all 100+ kinds, but definitely the most common ones!
For this reason we have started developing a series of our hugely popular “cheat sheets” based around dementia. The first kind available is focused on Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). We have included information on the biology behind the condition, common signs and symptoms to recognise in your residents and important considerations/suggestions for care.