Marmalade care ltd
We are now coming into our third year and what a roller coaster ride its been.
New clients new staff, learning new things each and every day
Its certainly never boring.
We have loved and lost along the way but not everyone is supposed to share your journey.
I am as passionate now as the day I first began and will continue to battle on to give our elderly generation love and hope in the comfort of there own homes .
I would just like to say thank you to all our staff who will be working on Monday
The day of our wonderful Queens funeral
may she rest in peace.
We would like to congratulate Julie Willis on her promotion to Supervisor
.Julie has been with us for 2 years now and is a great asset to the company.
Well I can honestly say 2021 was another crazy roller coaster ride for myself and all our amazing staff at Marmalade care.
We gained more and more clients as our reputation grows in Teddington and surrounding areas but sadly we also lost a few to the Covid Grinch or just because it was time for them to move on to more specialist care.
I have to say I miss each and everyone of the people we have been companions to and with tears in my eyes I would thank them for the laughter and happy memories they have left us with.
Moving forward we are now settled in the wonderful office in the causeway and are now ready for whatever 2022 throws at us.
As always I thank the staff and there families for there never ending support.
Stay safe everyone.
I would just like to wish the whole Marmalade team a very merry Christmas and a happy new year .
Thank you all so much for all you do going above and beyond when needed.
Darren has now left us and we wish him every happiness in his new venture ,you have been amazing and are welcome back anytime.
Jade and Cath are our newest members nice to have you on board.
Last but not least a big thank you to all our clients who have fondly nick named us the Marmaladians !
Be happy and stay safe
Home Phone calls
We now provide a call service for vulnerable people to check on them daily and make sure they are ok and generally just to have a chat so they do not feel so isolated and alone as we realize that some elderly people do not see or hear from anyone for days on end.
Any enquires please call the office on
0203 977 8802
and speak to Marina or Kelly
Art and Craft
So love the days when i can sit and paint with my lovely clients and im always amazed at what we acomplish especially the smiles
In the past it was believed that all dementia was the same this is not so only recently has it been that distinct disorders such as Semantic Dementia it is related to frontotemporal dementia it is a progressive loss of the ability to remember words ,faces and objects this is from the shrinkage of the temporal lobe in the brain.
the problem usually starts with words people will forget the names of things like calling milk water a dog a cat they may also have problems understanding what is said.
people also have difficulty recognising faces of the people they see all the time
they will find it hard to recognise objects.
people might become self centred not bothering about other peoples feelings becoming preoccupied with certain activities having a fixed routine daily .
the person cannot change there behaviour as it is due to the damage that is effecting there brain cells.
people will normally stay physically well but may become slower as the disease progresses.
this condition normally happens to people between 50 and 65 years of age .there is no cure but certain medication can help with the symptoms.
Quote Of The Day
People in the later stages of dementia need help with every aspect of their daily lives,
from getting up, dressing, personal hygiene, eating, drinking and sitting down in a chair.
Everything becomes a monumental, time consuming effort.
But throughout it all we must try to ensure that they are treated with kindness, dignity and respect.
Friday's Quote Of The Day
Learn your loved ones favourite song and sing it back to them when they no longer have words
Thursday's Quote of the day
Although your loved one may not remember you or might do thing that frustrate you,
this is the time when he or she needs you the most.
Also known as water poisoning
This is a disruption to the brain caused by drinking to much water.
This is very rare and whilst it might be very difficult to consume to much water it does happen and death can occur due to excessive intake of fluid .
Drinking to much water can increase the amount of water in the blood this can dilute the electrolytes, and especially sodium in the blood.
WHEN SODIUM FALLS BELOW 135 MILLMOLES PER LITRE DOCTORS REF TO IT AS HYPONATREMIA
This is very common in sports people or endurance training but it does occur in people with mental health issues .
On one occasion because an athlete was not properly rehydrated ,his sodium levels fell below130mm0l/1 he then developed water on the brain this is known as hydrocephalus .
developed a hernia in his brain stem and this lead to his death .
Overhydration happens when someone drinks more than there kidneys can get rid of via urine .
A build up of fluid in the brain is called cerebral edema which can effect the brain stem leading to central nervous disfunction .
In severe cases this can lead to seizures ,brain damage and comas .
not being able to identify sensory information
in rare circumstances swelling of the brain which can be fatal.
An ongoing series of informative entries
Our Latest Blog Entry
14 September 2020
A person centered approach
The most important characteristic of people who are living with dementia is they are living .
They are living as well as they can, they display great courage and resiliency by showing up for another day in a life in a world that we cant even begin to imagine.
They are bringing their best selves to the task of surviving and thriving amid the great challenges that s dementia .
The same may be said for their carers.
Its time to create a truly dementia friendly society
Its time to help people living with dementia and their carers to live well .
Its time to create a culture of compassion .
Sundowning is also known as late-day confusion and is a form of Alzheimer's and other related forms of dementia .
Sundowning is not a disease but a group of symptoms effecting the person living with dementia.
This normally occurs late afternoon and carries on into the night .
the person will become confused and angry and it always seems to be as daylight fades and in the middle stages of dementia .
Some scientists believe that your body clock is affected by dementia and the part of your brain that recognizes when your asleep and when your awake breaks down.
These are a few things that might help
Sweets and chocolate
Try to keep outings and appointments earlier in the day
Close the curtains and turn the lights out in the evening .
Make afternoons quite and calm .
Limit food intake in the evening to a snack rather than a hefty meal .
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CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY
Dementia pugilistica punch drunk syndrome
This is a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries,
such as constant blows to the head and or repeated concussion .
this used to be called punch drunk syndrome or dementia pugilistica it is very common in boxers .
the disease usually begins several years after repeated blow to the head.
Changes in mood
Difficulty thinking (cognitive impairment )
Short term memory loss
as the disease progresses ,slurred speech (dysarthria)
Significant memory loss
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
there is no cure
This diagnosis will be treated with pain management and behavioral therapy to help with mood swings ,difficulty planning and carrying out tasks which will affect daily living as in personal care ,social interaction and general well being .
Today marmalade care has welcomed more clients into our marmalade family.
Looking forward to getting to know them and building relationships.