The importance of effective dementia care

Like many families, yours may have been affected by dementia. Whether it’s yourself or someone close to you who has been diagnosed with the condition, you’ll no doubt want to take a proactive stance and ensure the best outcomes are achieved.¬†This is why your search for the best dementia care homes is so crucial.

It’s important to know that you’re not alone in your plight. New figures suggest that the number of individuals suffering from the condition will rise considerably over coming years.

A tripling of dementia cases

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of people across the globe with dementia will more than triple by the middle of the century. It suggested that the figure will rise from its current 35.6 million estimate to at least 115 million by the 2050.

Meanwhile, by 2030, there will be around 65 million individuals with the disease.

Calls for better diagnoses

As well as making predictions about the rate of dementia, the WHO also made calls for improved diagnoses. It claimed that even in rich nations, only around one in five of all cases are routinely recognised.

Marc Wortmann, executive director at Alzheimer’s Disease International, said: “Public awareness about dementia, its symptoms, the importance of getting a diagnosis and the help available for those with the condition is very limited.”

A care home you can rely on

Here at Barlavington Manor we’re fully aware of the importance of effective dementia care and if you are looking for care homes in West Sussex, we might be just what you need.

Our North Wing for dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers offers a peaceful and caring atmosphere and is fully secure. It’s perfect for those who are suffering from conditions of this kind and is a home away from home.

Expert staff are always on hand, offering 24-hour support. All of our staff benefit from continual training so that they’re up-to-date with the latest medical holistic practices. Building relationships with our residents is extremely important to us, that is why our staff¬† like to laugh with the residents, share stories with them and get involved in the games that take place.

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