According to recent statistics, the number of people suffering from dementia within the Isle of Man has significantly increased since 2009.
The latest figures, published by the Isle of Man’s health department have revealed that the number of people diagnosed with autism has increased by 214 in the last year; compared to 104 five years ago.
Dementia is a syndrome commonly associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities; including problems relating to memory loss, mental agility, and judgement – and the risk of being diagnosed with the condition increases as you get older, with many people with the condition being aged over 65.
Currently it’s estimated that throughout the UK there are 800,000 people who have been diagnosed with the condition; and the UK National Dementia Strategy 2009 predicted that over the next 30 years, the condition will double.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed a rise in those diagnosed with dementia; for those whose family members have been diagnosed with the condition, but want to maintain their independence within their own home, the domiciliary care team at Eleanor Care can assist.
Our care services are tailored to the individual’s needs and requirements, enabling our clients to choose the level of responsibility they wish to take on in creating their own bespoke package; whilst our carers will ensure that the clients’ needs and preferences are listened to, ensuring they receive a better quality of life.