What is Alzheimer’s?
There are more than 520,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the most common cause of dementia. Symptoms are generally mild to start with, but they get worse over time and start to interfere with daily life.
How can it affect someone?
- Short-term memory loss – for most people, the earliest symptoms are memory lapses; in particular, difficulties in recalling recent events and learning new information
- Problems with language – as the disease develops, problems with repetition or struggling to follow a conversation may appear
- Concentration, planning and organising – sufferers may have difficulties making decisions, solving problems, or carrying out a sequence of tasks (to cook a meal, for example)
- Orientation – sufferers may have difficulties in finding their way or losing track of the day or date
- Mood – in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s, sufferers often experience mood changes. They may become anxious, irritable or depressed. Many people become withdrawn and lose interest in activities and hobbies.
As the disease progresses, problems with memory loss, communication, reasoning and orientation become more severe, and day-to-day care is required.
What does Revitalise offer?
Every year we provide a number of weeks specifically for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. The aim of these breaks is simple: to create a supportive but stimulating environment where carers and their loved ones can rediscover a loving connection as husband and wife, father and daughter, mother and son.
Our centres are purpose-built and fully-accessible and every aspect of your holiday is tailored to your loved one’s needs. The relaxed settings and newly-refurbished rooms provide the perfect place to get away from it all, but it is our friendly and expert staff and nurses that set our holidays apart: at Revitalise, you can rest assured that your loved one will be in safe hands.
We are committed to providing the best standards of care available. Our trained care staff are on hand at all times to support you, giving you the space to reconnect.
If you have any queries about the care we provide, please call our friendly bookings team on 0303 303 0145 or send us an email. You are also welcome to see what we do for yourself before booking your break, so please get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit to one of our centres.