We believe that increasing awareness of dementia, reducing the risks of getting it, research and innovation in treatment, care and support will lead to more people affected by dementia living the rewarding and fulfilling life that they deserve.
WHAT DO WE DO?
- At New Directions we work with a wide range of tenants, residents and customers with disabilities and autism who could, like anyone else develop dementia. We provide the support they need to manage this complex syndrome
- As indicators of dementia seem to come and go, an early diagnosis is key to slowing down its progression and to begin planning. We understand the importance of person-centred planning for anyone who we support who develops dementia to help them to live their life with meaning and dignity
- The process of diagnosing dementia can be challenging and so we help the people we support through this process at New Directions as part of their care plan
- As a team our support staff are trained to recognise early symptoms of dementia. We are also prepared for the developments of the condition as they occur and progress to end of life
- We understand that if a person’s surroundings are suitable, they will be happier, less likely to feel frustrated and angry and their behaviour will reflect this
- We gather a personal account for every individual which we use to plan their care. This care plan assists our support staff to know people better and use it to work with them.