Behaviour Support Service
We run a Behaviour Support Service that aims to provide assistance to families whose relative with dementia starts to display behaviours they may struggle to understand and cope with. We will talk to the main carer or another involved family member, to learn as much as possible about the person and their troubling behaviour. We will then suggest strategies, which we hope will make the situation better for both the person with dementia and their family members.
Conversations can take place via the telephone, Facetime or Zoom, or in-person, if this is possible.
Personalised Activity Plans
People with dementia benefit greatly from continuing to feel valued, useful and engaged. Indeed long periods of boredom can lead to them feeling frustrated and demonstrating difficult behaviours.
To help avoid this, our Activity Planners will provide a home visit to find out as much as possible about the person with dementia including information about their family, what they did for a living and their hobbies and interests. The Activity Planner will then create a personalised activity plan for you that will aim to help your relative with dementia stay occupied and happy. As well as including information about meaningful tasks they can do at home, it will provide links to activities available in your local area that they may enjoy.
This service is available throughout Cumbria so please contact us for more information.