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Knowing When your Older Loved One Needs Help with their Memory

Memory care is specifically designed to cater for older people who need help remembering the important things they need to do in the course of their daily lives. Home care and personal home care primarily helps with a person’s physical needs, whereas memory care, more specifically, usually assists those requiring alzheimer home care and dementia home care.

To put it into some perspective, memory loss can affect a person’s life in a variety of different ways. Long term memories could be completely unaffected, whereas paying bills or taking medication could get missed. Whatever form the symptoms take, your older loved one needs help to ensure that important things don’t get forgotten.

Diagnoses Requiring Memory Care

The symptoms described above can be a sign that memory care is needed for your older relative, but there are a number of confirmed diagnoses that will mean that memory care is required. They include:

Mixed Dementia
Parkinson’s Disease
Huntington's Disease
Vascular Dementia
Frontotemporal Dementia
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

This is not a definitive list, but it covers the major causes of memory problems.

If you think that your older relative is displaying signs of memory loss, then it is quite important that you speak with a medical professional, so that they can be assessed. Memory care can be a real help to those who have trouble remembering things and once diagnosed, your loved one will receive the necessary help to ensure they’re looked after and safe in their home.

If you would like to know more about our home care services, private home or companion care, please call us at Castle Home Care on 01 296 5304 or visit our website www.castlehomecare.ie for more information about everything we do.

Our friendly, experienced and knowledgeable team are on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Who are Castle Homecare?

Castle Homecare in South Dublin was set up by Christine King and Rachel Scanlon, two locals, who by combining their skills and expertise have created what is today an exclusive, local, private homecare service in South County Dublin.

Christine and Rachel work with a committed team of care management professionals, including carers of the highest calibre.

Among the members of this team are:

  • Qualified nurse
  • Paramedics
  • Psychiatric nurse 
  • Community workers 
  • Experts in social work 
  • Staff with HSE expertise in services for older persons
  • Staff educated in social sciences, health & illness

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