Alzheimer’s Care Services
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 you to stay in your own home
- Specialist Alzheimer’s and dementia care services
- Highly rated care provided in Reading & Wokingham District
At Right at Home, many of our Clients are people living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common type of dementia in the UK.
We support these Clients to continue to live independently at home. Our friendly and trusted team of CareGivers can ensure the home environment remains safe for those living with Alzheimer’s disease. We can also advise on any adaptations that will make life easier.
We work with Clients and their loved ones to provide emotional support and respite, to access local services, and to adapt their care package to anticipate and meet changing needs. We can also incorporate 24-hour Alzheimer’s care into a specific live-in care plan for the later stages of Alzheimer’s.
Speak to a member of our team 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 with Alzheimer’s, the communication between the nerve cells changes and messages don’t travel around as well as they should, and eventually the cells die.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition, so symptoms develop over several years. The most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include confusion, problems with speech, personality changes and difficulty making decisions.
Supporting Clients to live well with Alzheimer’s disease
Although there is currently no cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, there is ongoing research into medical and drug treatments. Read about the research being undertaken by our charity partner: Alzheimer’s Society.
Whilst there is sadly no cure, Right at Home continues to help Clients to live well with Alzheimer’s and dementia through quality care and support. All of our CareGivers complete dementia-specific training as part of their induction programme. As a result, our specialist CareGivers know how to develop suitable care plans to manage and 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 level of care at home may start at just one hour a day, for reassurance, and progress into 24-hour a day care as the disease develops.
Why is Alzheimer’s disease care important?
Alzheimer’s disease can impact a person’s mood, daily activities and hobbies. These changes 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.
To hear more about how Right at Home can help, contact us today.
Alzheimer’s support in the community
At Right at Home, we also work closely with the Alzheimer’s Society and our official Dementia Friends Champions deliver free information and awareness sessions to businesses and individuals throughout the local 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
What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
In short, Alzheimer’s is a specific type of dementia.
Dementia is not a singular disease itself, but rather a term used to describe a group of associated symptoms, such as 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. Those with Alzheimer’s will also experience various stages of the progressive disease.
At Right at Home, 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 information.
How long does each stage of Alzheimer's last?
Unfortunately, there is no certain 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, there is an average for how long each stage lasts:
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?
Our in-home Alzheimer's care cost will all depend on the individual needs of the Client. All of our services are tailored to your needs, so we can’t give an average cost until we have discussed your care plan.
To discuss the long-term care options for your loved one living with Alzheimer’s, get in touch with us to discuss pricing.
Our Trusted Services
Families just like yours, trust and rely on Right at Home to provide high-quality homecare services for their loved ones. We offer a wide range of services to support Clients to remain living safely and independently in the comfort of their own home.
Caring for a loved one who has specialist needs can be overwhelming but Right at Home can provide respite.
How to Prepare for Homecare
How to Prepare for Homecare
Homecare covers a whole range of services enabling you to continue living in the comfort of your own home.
Funding and Planning
We understand that choosing care can be difficult, that’s why we try and support you to make the process as simple as possible.