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Alzheimer’s Care Services in Reading & Wokingham District

Trusted and reliable homecare for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Specialist homecare for people with Alzheimer’s disease from Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District

  • Helping people across Reading & Wokingham to remain in their own home
  • Specialist Alzheimer’s and dementia care services
  • Highly rated care provided in Reading & Wokingham District

At Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District, many of our Clients live with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common type of dementia in the UK. 

We support these Clients to continue to live independently in their own homes. Our friendly and trusted team of Reading & Wokingham-based CareGivers can ensure the home environment remains safe for those living with Alzheimer’s disease in Reading & Wokingham. We can also advise on any adaptations that will make life easier.

We work with Clients and their loved ones in Reading & Wokingham to provide emotional support and respite. Our CareGivers can also help Clients access local services. We adapt every Client's unique care package to anticipate and meet changing needs. We can also incorporate 24-hour Alzheimer’s care into a tailored live-in care plan for the later stages of Alzheimer’s.

Speak to a member of our team in Reading & Wokingham about our range of Alzheimer’s homecare services.

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease that affects the brain. The nerve cells are disrupted by ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’ that build up inside the brain. For people living with Alzheimer’s, communication between the nerve cells changes and messages don’t travel around as well as they should, and eventually the cells start to die.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition, meaning symptoms develop over several years. The most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include confusion, problems with speech, personality changes and difficulty making decisions.

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"I could not ask for better service and care! The staff at Right at Home are cheerful, thoughtful and vigilant in their care of my mother, who has Alzheimer’s. The team have built a strong relationship with Mum and understand her needs really well. I am kept informed and can access all the visit notes to see how Mum is doing, whenever I want to. The most valuable thing Right at Home has given me is peace of mind. I know Mum has truly excellent care now, and it has enabled her to stay in her own home, which is where she wants to be."

Kate F | Daughter of Client

Supporting Clients in Reading & Wokingham to live well with Alzheimer’s disease

There is ongoing research into medical treatments for Alzheimer's, though there is no known cure. Read about the research being undertaken by our charity partner: Alzheimer’s Society.

At Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District, we offer quality care and support to help Clients to live well with Alzheimer’s and dementia. All of our CareGivers in Reading & Wokingham complete dementia-specific training as part of their induction programme. As a result, our specialist CareGivers know how to develop personalised care plans to manage and even help slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. 

Alzheimer’s usually starts with memory loss, as well as losing the ability to find the right words, solve problems or make decisions. As the disease progresses and memory loss, communication skills and orientation gets worse, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need some level of care during their day to day lives. The required level of care at home may start at just one hour a day, for reassurance, and progress into 24-hour care as the disease deteriorates.

Why is Alzheimer’s disease care important? 

Alzheimer’s disease can impact a person’s mood, daily activities and hobbies. Dementia and Alzheimer's can have a large impact on everyday life, making small tasks very challenging. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, sufferers may begin to forget appointments or lose important items, like their keys or wallet. It’s important to look out for any signals that the condition may be getting worse.  

Alzheimer’s can cause difficulties not only for the person who has dementia but also those close to them. If you recognise that a family member has developed symptoms or is finding tasks are becoming a challenge, encourage them to consult their GP. 

DID YOU KNOW? There are currently over 1,100 people in Reading living with dementia and that number is expected to increase by 18% in the next 10 years.  

To hear more about how Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District can help your loved one, contact us today. 

Alzheimer’s support in the community 

At Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District, we also work closely with the Alzheimer’s Society and our official Dementia Friends Champions to present free information and awareness sessions to businesses and individuals throughout the local Reading & Wokingham community. As a result, we help people to understand what it is like living with dementia. 

If you would like to book a session with a Dementia Friends Champion, please contact us for more information. 

FAQs about our Alzheimer’s homecare in Reading & Wokingham District

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?

In short, Alzheimer’s is a singular type of dementia. 

Dementia is not a specific disease itself, but rather a term used to describe a group of associated symptoms. These conditions include memory loss and difficulty with concentration. 

Whereas Alzheimer’s disease is a specific medical condition that disrupts the brain’s nerve endings and how they communicate with one another. 

There are many stages of dementia with different symptoms associated with each. Clients with Alzheimer’s will also experience various stages of the progressive disease. 

At Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District, we offer a range of support services for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Please get in touch with us to find out more about Alzheimer's homecare.

How long does each stage of Alzheimer's last?

Unfortunately, there is no exact time frame for how long it will take to progress between each stage of Alzheimer’s disease. The rate of progression depends on the person and their own medical situation.

However, as the disease is fairly common, we can expect an average period for each stage: 

Stage of Alzheimer's

Average Length of Time

Early Stage (Mild)

2 - 4 Years

Middle Stage (Moderate)

2 - 10 Years

Late Stage (Severe)

1 - 3 Years

If you are unsure what to expect for each stage of Alzheimer’s, talk to your GP or a healthcare professional for advice. 

What is the cost of care for Alzheimer’s in Reading & Wokingham?

The cost of our in-home Alzheimer's care will all depend on the individual needs of the Client. All of our Reading & Wokingham-based services are bespoke to your needs, so we can’t provide an average cost until we have discussed your unique care plan. 

To discuss the long-term care options for your loved one living with Alzheimer’s, get in touch with our friendly team in Reading & Wokingham to discuss pricing. 

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