-Dementia in Northern Ireland-

The statistics regarding Dementia in Northern Ireland are shocking…

“There are over 20,000 people with dementia in Northern Ireland. People with dementia here are more likely to get a diagnosis than anywhere else in the UK, but there is still a huge amount to do to improve the care and support they get and to create dementia friendly communities”. (Source – Alzheimer’s Society N.I.)

“An ageing population and the resulting projected growth in dementia will pose a particular set of challenges to the health and social care system in Northern Ireland over the coming decades”. (Source – Marie Curie)

“All types of dementia are progressive. This means that the structure and chemistry of the brain become increasingly damaged over time. How quickly dementia progresses depends on the individual. Each person is unique and experiences dementia in their own way”. (Source – Alzheimer’s Society N.I.)

Within Maryland Healthcare we recognise the importance of providing both a fit for purpose environment and a dementia friendly atmosphere. This involves all aspects of daily living, from the nursing and care staff services to the welcoming of friends, family and volunteers.

Maryland’s brand new facility provides, large single en-suite bedrooms, lounges, dining rooms and kitchen serveries, activities room, hairdressing salon, library, lifestyle kitchen, visitors’ café and generous reception area. These facilities help ensure that a resident’s stay with us is as comfortable as possible, but within a safe, controlled environment which encourages activity and participation.

For more information on Maryland Health Care, call: 028 9044 8797.