Medically speaking Dementia is a syndrome that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities, for example:
For Miracle Centre, we understand that the way a person with dementia feels and experiences life is down to more than just having the condition. There are many other factors aside from the symptoms of dementia that play a huge role in shaping someone's experience. These include the relationships the person has, their environment and the support they receive.
Personal relationships and someone's social environment are central to life, regardless of age or mental ability. We recognise this by being as supportive as possible. We help a service user with dementia to feel valued and included.
Our support is sensitive to the service user as an individual and focuses on promoting their wellbeing and meeting their needs. We know that each service user is unique, with their own life history, personality, likes and dislikes. We focus on what the person still does have, not on what they may have lost and to focus on what the person feels rather than what they remember.