Dementia Care Case Study

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The main problem for a family that has a dementia patient is the extra care that is to be given to the patient. Most of the time they are not aware of the full details of the condition and are ill equipped to cater to the requirements of the patient. The two options that people go for are in-house care with a private nurse or a dementia care home. Most countries have dementia care centres that specially cater to the condition. Care centres are evolving from the common mould of elderly homes where the patients are sequestered in to centres that actually improve the patients’ lifestyle through thoughtful programmes and activities. 4.2. Global context Dementia is a condition that demands a lot of care and attention given that it slowly deprives…show more content…
Snoezelen rooms are used in many European countries such as France, Netherlands, Germany etc. and they create a calm and peaceful atmosphere for those suffering from dementia, autism and other cognitive disorders. They were developed in the Netherlands in 1970. These rooms are designed with various stimuli including soothing scents and soft lighting. These rooms which are also known as “multi-sensory environments and sensory modulation rooms, are deliberate installations that provoke and provide olfactory, auditory, haptic, vestibular, proprioceptive and visual input and response, creating immersive sensorial, interactive environments” (Webb, 2015). These rooms have features such as lighting effects that include reactive fibre optics, lighting that is activated with touch or sound, aromatic diffusers, calming music, water beds…show more content…
They have come up with an innovative solution to dementia care where a village has been designed in Hogewey. It occupies a little over hundred people and most of its inhabitants are those suffering from dementia. Apart from the patients, the other residents are caregivers who take on roles as restaurant staff, grocery store workers, beauticians etc. The patients are able to live out their lives in a safe environment where they are allowed to wander and lead a more or less normal life. There has been a lot of research that has been done on dementia care from Netherlands as well. Countries such as United States, Scotland, Denmark, Netherlands, England, France, Wales, Northern Ireland, Norway, Australia, and Republic of Korea are looking into formal plans of addressing issues of dementia that includes financial aid, emotional support, improving the quality of care offered by long term care centres and reducing costs associated with dementia
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