What do we mean by 'support'?
Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a worrying experience. You may be unsure of who or where to turn to for advice or help. To us therefore, ‘support’ means offering assistance in a way that helps you (and also your family) come to terms with the diagnosis and find ways to continue to be active and enjoy life. We recognise that even though you may have problems with memory, concentration or planning, you are still you! By focussing on the things you like and enjoy doing, we hope to help you stay positive and continue to be active.
Who do we support?
Anyone of any age living with Dementia and their families and friends.
At Ty Hapus we understand that we need to adapt to your needs and support you and your families in the way that you would want. We aim to have an unconditional positive regard for every person we support. Please discuss with us how best we can support your cultural, religious, sexuality, gender identification or lifestyle needs.
There are over 100 different types of dementia and at Ty Hapus we have gained a wide range of knowledge from supporting people affected by the different forms of Dementia over a decade of working. The word Dementia is itself an umbrella term for diseases that may be categorised as a form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease for example, is the most common form of dementia.
How do we support the families and friends of people living with dementia?
‘It’s not just the person diagnosed, it’s the whole family that is affected’
(A quote from one of our day guests.)
Everyone experiences dementia differently and so we aim to focus on the things that are important to each individual and get to know you and your family and friends. That way our support is individually tailored. At our ‘Home from home’ base, we support a small group of people each day rather than large groups. That way we can continue our ethos of more personalised support.
When a person has a diagnosis of Dementia we understand that the family and friends of the individual are also affected. We aim to be a very inclusive service, welcoming families and friends to be a part of the support we offer. We also understand that ‘respite’, a break away from each other can be important too.
We keep in close touch with you and hope you will develop a relationship with us where you feel comfortable to pop in, ring us or be an integral part of our support day.
Periodically we organise events and meals out just for family members who have been placed in the primary carer role, so that you are able to meet others, chat, make friends or just have a relaxed couple of hours.
Some family members decide to become a ‘Friend of Ty Hapus’ organising events and fundraising for us.