More than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in care homes in the UK now have dementia or severe memory problems. It is calculated that approximately 800,000 people in the UK presently have dementia, but many have not yet been diagnosed.
Dementia is a serious deterioration in mental functions, such as memory, language, orientation and judgement and around one in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia in their lifetime. The number of people with dementia is increasing because people are living longer.
Sugarman Health and Wellbeing has been providing care for dementia patients for many years and during this time we have developed a thorough knowledge of the needs of patients suffering with this illness.
In the UK there will be over a million people with dementia by 2021 and two thirds of people with dementia are women.
Sugarman Health and Wellbeing’s highly trained medical staff have a comprehensive understanding of the needs and anxieties of people suffering with dementia, staff are aware of the different stages of the condition, as well as the difficult challenges which dementia causes on a daily basis. We are sympathetic to a patient’s condition and also the impact on their family; therefore we do everything we can to help people live well with the illness.