A guide to supporting someone living with Dementia

Ambridge Rose supports people living with dementia in east Auckland. Man paints with Ambridge Rose staff member.

A guide to supporting someone living with Dementia

Whether its you or someone you know supporting an individual with dementia, it can be a challenging time, we’ve put together a high level guide to support you:

Communication and patience

Focus on understanding, not reasoning:
Dementia can make communication challenging. Speak slowly and clearly, using short sentences and simple language. Validate their feelings and try to avoid arguing.

Maintain a calm and positive demeanor:
People living with dementia can be easily agitated by stress. Project a sense of calmness and reassurance through your tone of voice and body language.

Creating a safe and supportive environment

Establish a routine
People living with dementia thrive on routine. Create a predictable daily schedule for meals, activities, and sleep to provide a sense of comfort and security.

Dementia-proof your home:
Remove clutter, secure loose objects, and ensure proper lighting to minimise confusion and prevent accidents.

Maintaining independence:

Encourage them to do as much as they can for themselves:
This promotes a sense of control and self-worth. Offer assistance only when necessary, breaking down tasks into smaller steps if needed.

Taking Care of Yourself:

Seek support groups and resources:
Caring for someone with dementia can be emotionally and physically demanding. Connect with support groups or online communities to share experiences and find emotional support.

If you find it’s becoming increasingly difficult to meet their needs or your own, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can offer helpful advice, respite care, or alternative care. Our facilities are purpose-built to support individuals living with dementia.

Secure Dementia Rest Home Care. Staff holding hands with resident who lives with dementia

Making the Decision

We understand that caring for a loved one living with dementia at home can become increasingly challenging, and that’s where we can help. Choosing a care home for a loved one with dementia is a significant decision and we take our responsibilities seriously. Our dedicated approach, tailored services, and compassionate environment, can help to reassure you, but we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions.

Here, your loved ones can flourish despite dementia’s challenges. We offer a supportive, secure, dementia-friendly environment where warmth, understanding, and care are central to all we do.

Reach out to us today to learn how our secure dementia care facilities at Ambridge Rose can be a supportive and caring choice for your family’s journey with dementia.