The clinical picture of dementia is very difficult to grasp, as its causes and development are diverse and wide-ranging. Only one thing is for certain: Once it has been diagnosed, there is no going back. This inevitability is a great burden for those afflicted and those caring for them. The particular challenge in everyday nursing care is thus not in the healing, but rather in the physical and psychological palliation of symptoms. The course of dementia can be influenced, as modern medicine and affectionate care provide possibilities to slow down the progress of the disease. Individualized offers can help to reduce fears and insecurities of those afflicted and assist in designing a pleasant environment.

Dementia – What does this actually mean?

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is by far the most common of all dementia illnesses. It is not always possible, however, to determine exactly what form of dementia is present. The details vary depending on the source. Dementia (lat. “without spirit” and de = diminishing, Mens =mind) is the generic name for several diseases that sooner or later involve the loss of important brain functions. These disease patterns finally lead to a state in which everyday activities can no longer be carried out independently. With age, the risk of developing dementia increases, whereby on the basis of higher life expectancy, women tend to be afflicted more often than men. Current estimates state that approximately 1.3 million people are afflicted with dementia in Germany. Due the ageing population, dementia diseases are constantly increasing.

memoriana room concept

A great challenge for our society in the future is to ensure a comfortable life for people afflicted with dementia. To achieve this goal, we would like to make our contribution with memoriana. This room concept, evolved from systematic assessment of the experiences from everyday nursing care, takes into account the special needs of dementia afflicted persons and nursing staff. memoriana, a concept for the support of residents and nursing staff, ensures an optimized living and nursing environment and nevertheless focuses on the resident in his reality, vitality and uniqueness. The underlying idea is always based on the three corner stones of orientation, safety and independence to provide the best possible support to the resident in his particular daily life.
The objective of the memoriana room concept is to offer the resident afflicted with dementia a comfortable environment. Thus creating a room where patients can easily orient themselves and at the same time experience a maximum of independence and safety. This supports the resident in his daily life and lifts the burden from the nursing staff in their work.

sentida 5 

The sentida low nursing beds are an integral feature of the the memoriana room concept : owing to their very low bed surface and the excellent sideguard concept the risk of falls even for particularly active residents can be reduced and the safety during sleep is increased. The requirements of the German expert standard regarding fall prevention can thus be met to the full extent. Risks and the resulting dangers of falls that often have serious consequences are actively and preventively tackled. The bed can be safely used due to the divided sideguards and in many cases without the need of freedom-depriving measures. The three cornerstones – orientation, safety and independence – are found again in all room designs.

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