“Dementia care for elderly people living in care homes is improved by just one hour of social interaction each week.”
This was the conclusion of a large scale study led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and reported in this article in the Irish Times. The article quotes the leader of the research, Prof Clive Ballard, of the University of Exeter Medical School as saying: “We have previously found that the average amount of social interaction for people with dementia was just two minutes a day. It’s hardly surprising when that has a knock-on effect on quality of life and agitation.”
Families often hire Care is There to provide or arrange one-on-one attention to their loved ones with dementia. We get to know our clients well and tailor activities to their interests and preferences. We see our clients become less agitated, more interactive, and more content. We are also by their side during emergencies so they can be comforted by the presence of someone who knows them and can advocate effectively for them. And families rest easier, knowing their loved ones are getting the best care – whether they live at home, with loved ones, or in care facilities.
If you have a loved one with dementia, contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management about how our one-on-one care management services can improve your life and the life of the loved one you worry about. Call 800.434.1633 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement, Aging Life Care™ services, and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.
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