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Dementia care

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“Dementia” is a term covering a number of conditions and diseases which affect the brain.  Symptoms include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.  The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

What is dementia?

“Dementia” is a term covering a number of conditions and diseases which affect the brain.  Symptoms include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

Dementia care

Over 70% of the people we look after at Heathlands Village have dementia to varying degrees. For this reason we have invested a lot in our dementia care by increasing our staffing ratios, enhancing staff training and improving the layout of our buildings.

The delivery of excellent dementia care is our priority.

People with dementia are cared for throughout our home’s many departments. Where this is depends on how much support they need and what type.  People who need specialised dementia nursing care are looked after in our Oakwood department.

Staff training

All staff, even those not directly involved in looking after residents, are encouraged to undergo dementia awareness training.

We consider it extremely important that all of our staff interact well with our residents and therefore need to understand dementia to help them to relate to them sensitively.

To find out more about how we can care for someone living with dementia please contact our Admissions and Customer Services Manager, Andrea Allinson, on 0161 772 4800 or email andrea.a@thefed.org.uk




fed facts
  • 25%

    of The Fed's income comes from fundraising

  • £140,000

    annual heating bill to heat Heathlands Village

  • 1,480

    attendances to our Drop In last year

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