People who shun caring for relatives with dementia.

Loved ones who shun caring for relatives with dementia aren’t selfish, it sounds harsh but it needs saying!

Caring for someone with dementia is draining, or visiting a loved one who doesn’t know your name is deeply saddening.

Caring for relatives with dementia

Caring for relatives with dementia

It’s easy to point the finger of blame at relatives for neglecting their duties, but my experience in running Quality Home Care (N E Lincs) has taught me that things aren’t that simple.

Caring for a relative can sap the strongest will. People with dementia can be challenging, aggressive and irritating.

I remember my mother who had dementia taking wet washing straight out of the washing machine and clutching it to her body and refusing to let go of it!

When talking to my teenage daughter she would say and do things that broke my daughters heart. Few people in care refuse to discuss this aspect of dementia for fear of being branded cold or heartless.

Recently the sportsman and T.V. ┬ápersonality Ian Botham said he was too upset to visit his dad in the last few months of his life because of his dad’s dementia, scorn was poured on Botham’s shoulders. But don’t be so quick to judge unless you have experienced it for yourself.

Sometimes we all need help in looking after loved ones and Quality Home Care can help you.

Quality Home Care has compassionate and professional carer’s who are highly trained and experienced and can help you care for your loved one.

If you would like to have a friendly chat about caring for a relatives with dementia then phone Quality Home Care on 01472 236683.

 

 

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Managing Director at Quality Home Care
Michael is the founder of Quality Home Care. He has a BA (Hons) degree and a Training Certificate from the University of Manchester.Michael has many years in business and believes that customers are at the heart of everything we do. Before he started Quality Home Care, Michael took personal care of his mother who succumbed to a long battle with cancer and dementia. Michael's experience of looking after his mother, holding down a job and raising a teenage daughter made him realise that there is a large need to further assist people with any type of disability as well as the elderly and their families.
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