Kwêla: - Resthill Memory Care
OUR TWO HOMES
SA Tree No. 161 Senegalia burkei
Our Burkei Home focuses on residents who are not frail but require supportive care with regards to medication, dressing and grooming. This home is for a maximum of 12 residents with Dementia related illnesses including Alzheimer's disease or other types of memory impairment such as age related cognitive decline, who are in the moderate/middle-stage of their disease.
Moderate Alzheimer's disease (middle-stage)
Moderate Alzheimer's is typically the longest stage and can last for many years. As the disease progresses, the person with Alzheimer's will require a greater level of care.
You may notice the person with Alzheimer's confusing words, getting frustrated or angry, or acting in unexpected ways, such as refusing to bathe. Damage to nerve cells in the brain can make it difficult to express thoughts and perform routine tasks.
At this point, symptoms will be noticeable to others and may include:
- Forgetfulness of events or about one's own personal history
- Feeling moody or withdrawn, especially in socially or mentally challenging situations
- Being unable to recall their own address or telephone number or the high school or college from which they graduated
- Confusion about where they are or what day it is
- The need for help choosing proper clothing for the season or the occasion
- Trouble controlling bladder and bowels in some individuals
- Changes in sleep patterns, such as sleeping during the day and becoming restless at night
- An increased risk of wandering and becoming lost
- Personality and behavioral changes, including suspiciousness and delusions or compulsive, repetitive behavior like hand-wringing or tissue shredding
See more at: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_stages_of_alzheimers.asp
SA Tree No. 183 Vachellia robusta
Our Robusta Home focuses on residents who require substantial personalised care. This home is for a maximum of 12 residents with severe /late-stage Dementia related illnesses including Alzheimer's disease or other types of memory impairment such as age related cognitive decline.
Severe Alzheimer's disease (late-stage)
In the final stage of this disease, individuals lose the ability to respond to their environment, to carry on a conversation and, eventually, to control movement. They may still say words or phrases, but communicating pain becomes difficult. As memory and cognitive skills continue to worsen, personality changes may take place and individuals need extensive help with daily activities.
At this stage, individuals may:
- Require full-time, around-the-clock assistance with daily personal care
- Lose awareness of recent experiences as well as of their surroundings
- Require high levels of assistance with daily activities and personal care
- Experience changes in physical abilities, including the ability to walk, sit and, eventually, swallow
- Have increasing difficulty communicating
- Become vulnerable to infections, especially pneumonia See more at: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_stages_of_alzheimers.asp