Cedar Mews takes part in dementia care research with Leicester University

Cedar Mews are proud to have taken part in research alongside Leicester University, which looked into the quality of end-of-life care for people living with dementia.

Our care team joined academics to study the challenges faced around the later-life care needs of this vulnerable group, which are complicated further by the protracted nature of dementia.

Some of the concerns that they found focused on an inability of family members to recognise when a loved one with dementia is approaching end of life, and when they should consider specialist care either at home or within a care home.

The quality of dementia care is also of a major concern to families when they are considering moving their loved into a care home environment. Communication with people with later-stage dementia can be immensely challenging and requires a combination of engaging with the person, observance and caring with compassion.

THE CINNAMON DEMENTIA STRATEGY

  • A team that is trained in the fundamental principles of dementia care and led by a dementia specialist
  • Care that celebrates the uniqueness of every individual
  • Daily activity and living experiences that are geared to the people we are caring for, and which represent their life’s journey
  • Personal and shared living spaces that are homely, comfortable and reflect the personalities that live there
  • A pleasurable dining experience that is built around the needs and preferences of every individual
  • Support to family and friends so that they can understand and participate in the care that we deliver
  • Ongoing development of the way we do things; working with professionals to keep in touch with research and innovation
  • Supportive, compassionate care until end of life

Helen Cooke, General Manager at Cedar Mews said “We are very proud to have been involved with Leicester University in such a worthwhile research project. This will only continue to enhance our care delivery and support our residents, families and loved ones.”