About people living with dementia

People that require dementia care may have many different symptoms, these can include loss of day-to day memory, difficulty remembering recent events, slower speed of thought, speaking difficulties and problem solving issues.

Changes in mood may occur, such as being anxious, withdrawn, irritable or frustrated. It may also be that they have lost an interest in social events and find it hard to mix with other people. 

They may be having hallucinations or delusions and can often also have trouble controlling their emotions.

Sometimes they will not understand certain situations and may not be aware of their surroundings. Help from family and friends with making any decisions, will usually be necessary.

Getting a diagnosis
If you or your family member are worried this is causing your loved one difficulties with daily life functions, it is best to seek advice from your local doctor. There is currently no cure for dementia, but if diagnosed early and with the correct treatment and help, a care plan can be put in place to help them live a more active and fulfilled life.

There are various causes of dementia

Alzheimer's disease
Is the most common, caused by abnormal proteins around brain cells.

Vascular dementia
This is when the the supply of oxygen to the brain is restricted, caused by thin or blocked blood vessels, brain cells can become damaged or die.

Mixed dementia
A combination of different types of dementia.

Dementia with Lewy bodies
Lewys bodies are abnormal structures that form in brain cells, causing them to die.

Frontotemporal dementia (including Pick’s disease) 
This is when there is damage to the part of the brain at the front and the side. This is caused by areas of abnormal proteins forming inside brain cells, making them die off.

About dementia care at our care homes and nursing homes

We’re here to help
At all our Holmes Care Group homes, our friendly, trained, qualified teams and professional staff provide a 24 hour care and support system for people that require long-term care, giving them assistance with everyday rituals such as; professional and safe administration of all medications, help in the morning out of bed and getting dressed, along with everyday assistance with mobility, and encouragement with eating and drinking.

Care plans for individual dementia care at our nursing and care homes
In all our services, we work with families to formulate care plans which ensure the care we deliver is tailored to the needs of the individuals, who require support with dementia. At Holmes Care Group, we aim to address each residents' individual and varying requirements, so that each person we care for, feels completely supported in every aspect of their life.

At Holmes Care Group, we know ‘peace of mind’ is an important factor in choosing a nursing home
Ensuring all residents that require dementia care are comfortable and happy is a priority, as well as giving them a feeling of ‘being at home’. It’s good to keep busy! Daily activities and many fun events are organised in and out of the care home, which all help with giving our residents with dementia a better sense of independence and normality. Well-being is a big priority at Holmes Care Group.

There’s no place like home - There’s no place like Holmes Care Group
At all Holmes Care Group homes, nursing homes, residential homes and day care centres, we make every effort to keep everyone, secure, safe, warm and welcome, not only for our residents, but also for family and friends when visiting their loved ones. All our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at our care homes. Many of our homes are set in scenic areas, and have excellent outside facilities, including patios and beautiful landscaped gardens. Visiting areas are designed especially for residents and friends and family alike, to feel comfortable and relaxed at our care homes.

If you would like to find out more about dementia care homes within the Holmes Care Group, as well as residential and nursing homes in your area, please click the link below:

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If you are looking for dementia care homes in the Glasgow area, Holmes Care Group have a number of care homes throughout Glasgow that specialise in dementia care. 

Click here to visit Almond View Care Home in Drumchapel, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Almond Court Care Home in Drumchapel, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Bankview Care Home in Falkirk, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Bankview Day Care Centre in Falkirk, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Beechwood Care Home in Wishaw, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Craigielea Care Home in Renfrew, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Heatherfield Nursing Home in West Lothian who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Larkfield View Care Centre in Inverclyde, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Three Towns Care Home in Stevenston, Glasgow who specialise in dementia care.

If you are looking for dementia care homes in the London area, Holmes Care Group have care homes in Essex that are specialists in dementia care. 

Click here to visit Sycamore Court Care Home in Brentwood, Essex who specialise in dementia care.

Click here to visit Cranham Court Nursing Home in Upminster, Essex who specialise in dementia care.

If you are looking for dementia care homes in the Aberdeen area, Holmes Care Group have a care home in the Bridge of Don that specialises in dementia care. 

Click here to visit Grandholm Care Home in Aberdeen who specialise in dementia care.

If you are looking for dementia care homes in the West Midlands area, Holmes Care Group have a care home in Wolverhampton that specialise in dementia care. 

Click here to visit The Sycamores Nursing Home in the West Midlands who specialise in dementia care.

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Kind words from our residents and their families

Baytree Court

Baytree Court is a very relaxed home, pleasant staff and one of the nicest homes I visit, always get a smile. Service users seem happy.

Glenys Newbury - Health Care Community Worker

Almond View Care Home

To all the staff at Almond View - a big thank you for looking after Mum, with such kindness and dedication. Despite living 400 miles away, I always had a good feeling that she was in good hands. When I did visit, the staff without exception, stopped to chat to us even though they were extremely busy. Please accept my heart felt thank you to you all - a real credit to Almond View.


Bankview Care Home

Thank you for the excellent level of care that my father, Frank Boyle, has received. Bankview demonstrated for us the template for a care home and how it should feel and be run. Friendly, welcoming, excellent care levels, length of time staff remain loyal to the home and above all a clear and comforting atmosphere of great leadership.

Barbara and Jan

Social Work Department

Bankview Day care is welcoming and homely, meeting a wide range of needs with well trained staff and individual care for each client.

Bankview Day Care Centre

Bankview Day Care Centre

I understand why mum loves coming to Bank view Day-care it’s a home from home and the activities offered are excellent

J Campbell

Bankview Day Care Centre

The day care centre has made a huge difference to my life. Best thing I ever done, my week was boring now I have days out and shopping trips and good company.

R Burns

Baytree Court Care Home

We can not thank you enough for all the care, support and attention the staff at Baytree Court have given Marc. The staff have always given their time and support to us on visits which has meant a great deal.

Doreen and Yvonne

Beechwood Care Home

Both mum and I were most impressed with Beechwood and we have decided that is where we would like Dad to come to. You have put both mine and mum's minds at rest knowing that Dad will be looked after.

Thank You

Susan Gibson

K Macdonald in memory of my Aunt Jean

I can't exaggerate the admiration I have for the management and staff of Craigielea. I've never experienced so much patience, coaxing, kindness and care. These people share their lives and emotions, laugh and cry and mourn for the people who entrust themselves to care.

Craigielea Care Home

J Ellis in memory of Steve

The staff talked about my best friend being an inspiration to them, despite his illness It made me change my approach with him, instead of being despondent and sad, I spoke with him the way we had always been with each other. The staff saw him as a person.

Craigielea Care Home

Shelagh Goldie

My uncle, who is a retired GP, recently visited Dad on a trip over from Canada and commented that Craigielea is one of the best places he has ever seen in his experience of elderly care units. Very homely, calm, relaxing and wonderful staff. Keep up the fantastic work you do!


Grandholm Care Home

In all my visits I have been most impressed with the Care and Attention shown by all your staff, who are professional and courteous at all times. We are always welcomed with a friendly smile which makes us feel very much part of the home and being involved

J Barber

Grandholm Care Home

Please accept my sincere congratulations for performance and efficiency of Grandholm Care Home. The home provides a very professional, caring and motivational environment with an abundance of patience and understanding. The home is a credit to your team and one of the best in Aberdeen.

I McCormack

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