How to help someone with dementia

Find out how you can help those diagnosed with dementia by pursuing a career with Prestige Nursing + Care. Nursing and care jobs available across the UK.

Dementia presents a national challenge for an ageing population and a health and social care sector struck by massive funding shortages. Those with dementia can suffer from memory loss, personality change, and impaired reasoning as a result of the developed brain disease. With 1 million expected to suffer from dementia by 2020, it is clear that more needs to be done to help support those living with the condition.

Help with dementia

Dementia is a lonely and frightening condition, but greater interaction with local communities can offer sufferers some much needed relief and company. For example, the Dementia Friends campaign educates volunteers about what it’s like to live with dementia, who then spend time with sufferers or donate time to dementia charities.

There are many activities that can have benefits for dementia sufferers, including helping them participate in their hobbies and interests or simply involving them in everyday tasks. A recent study also suggests that simply spending time with individuals outdoors can help reduce the feeling of isolation and improve their quality of life.

Dementia care at home

Many assume that those with dementia have no other option than to go into a nursing home, when they can in fact stay in their home with additional assistance from a care giver, and  Prestige Nursing + Care offers dedicated dementia care to individuals in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.

We understand the importance of maintaining sufferers’ independence for as long as possible, and strive to provide individuals with bespoke care that matches their particular needs. Our dementia care at home services do this by working closely with the client and their families to create personal, individual care plans. Our care staff also undergo specialist dementia training to ensure individuals are receiving the highest possible standard of dementia nursing care.

Dementia care jobs

At Prestige, we have a range of opportunities for nurses and carers to work with dementia patients. The work of a dementia care giver, while sometimes challenging, can also be very rewarding as it involves supporting someone through a difficult time. It is important for a dementia care giver to provide reassurance and support, while allowing the individual maintain their independence where possible. Each person’s experience with dementia is different, though most feel vulnerable, stressed, and anxious. A successful care giver works hard to reduce these feelings.

Prestige has a variety of roles available at various locations throughout the UK for those looking to work in dementia care. As the NHS reports that 1 in 3 born this year have increased chances of developing this disease, the need for dementia care givers will only continue to grow.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become involved and to learn more about our dementia home care services.

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks:

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.