Dementia is an umbrella term for many different illnesses which can affect people of any age.
The word ‘dementia’ describes the collection of signs that a person’s brain has permanently stopped working as well as it used to.
It is dementia only if these signs continue to get worse, with a permanent deterioration over time.
Over 100 diseases can cause changes to the brain that give rise to these symptoms.
“I can come here and I don’t feel stupid. Sometimes words come out my mouth that I have no control over but everyone at the Haven understands that and doesn’t judge me for it. I am happy here, I feel safe here.” Dementia patient
What do we offer?
Our Dementia Support Service supports people living with dementia to be able to live in their own home for as long as possible. It is so important that people with dementia and their carers can stay connected to their local community and what is important and familiar to them.
We offer tailored emotional support to those living with dementia and to their carers to enable them to do this.
In addition to this, our Forth Centre is a Playlist for Life Help Point. Playlist for Life is an innovative project which is helping families and their loved ones with dementia connect through music. Playlist for Life can help transform the lives of people living with dementia and those who care for them and we are proud to be a Help Point for this project.
“Our relationships with family and friends have changed since my wife’s diagnosis of dementia as she has changed so much. It is very difficult to get people to understand what is happening with her. We were very lonely before coming to The Haven but now we have somewhere we can look forward to going that we can relax and communicate with people again.” Dementia carer