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Understanding Dementia Support

It has been shown that people with dementia gain comfort from being in their familiar surroundings and experiencing a consistent routine. Merit Healthcare allows people with dementia to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. As one of the UK’s leading home care agencies Merit Healthcare can also offer respite from the responsibility of dementia care for family members and friends.


At Merit we understand the needs of people with dementia, from the early stages of diagnosis through to the later stages of illness. We can provide daytime visits where needed or the peace of mind that comes with live-in care for those who need more help. Merit Healthcre also offers professional and experienced help to access a wide range of additional relevant information and resources.

We know that our clients want continuity, and to have carers they know and like.  Therefore we introduce a small team of carers, with whom the client gets on well with. This way,  we can make sure that our client sees only people they know on a daily basis.

How we can support


We train our caregivers in Dementia needs and the particular commonalities that they need to pay attention to in order to meet health and social needs:

  • Regular snacks or small meals

  • Make food look appealing to stimulate appetite

  • Encourage with eating

  • Provide food the person likes

  • To try different types of food

  • Serve warm food

  • Support to get involved with meal preparation


Comforting Hands

Personal Care

  • Assisting with a wash, shower or bathe, get dressed and have breakfast

  • Remind or assist you to take your medicines

  • Collect or return medication from your pharmacy or GP surgery

  • Prepare meals with or for you

  • Shop with you or go shopping for you

  • Help with  laundry and keep your home clean and tidy

  • Support with social activities

  • Support with getting ready for bed

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