Our specialist dementia lead nurse
We’ve developed our own in-house specialist dementia lead nurse role. This spearheads our focus on providing excellent support and care for people living with dementia.
Our specialist dementia training
We have developed specialist dementia training; a Level 3 Diploma in the Principles of Dementia Care. This has achieved accreditation by NCFE, in conjunction with Agincare’s own training company, Training Now. This diploma develops and expands the skills and knowledge of staff working in Agincare care homes.
What is dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe the symptoms that happen when there’s a decline in brain function. Nerve cells in the brain become damaged, and ultimately die. When a nerve cell dies, it cannot usually be replaced, and different areas of the brain shrink.
There are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. Dementia mainly affects people over the age of 65, and the likelihood of developing dementia increases significantly as we get older. However, dementia can also affect younger people. There are more than 42,000 people in the UK under 65 with dementia.