A 25 bed home, Fairhaven Lodge offers a complete program of care for residents suffering from dementia. Each resident has a completely personalized care plan devised and implemented with input from family and professionals. At Fairhaven Lodge we make every effort to treat our residents with dignity and respect. Fairhaven Lodge is a signatory to the Lancashire Dignity Charter. It has also been awarded the Investors' in People designation.
Fairhaven Lodge - We look after all DemenTIas
We look after all dementias: Alzheimers is only one form. Dementia takes many forms: It is the progressive deterioration of cognitive function and the ability to process thought. The deterioration is more than might be expected from normal aging and is due to damage or disease. Damage could be from stroke for example. Alzheimers is only one form of disease but it is the one most are familiar with. Many of our residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in which the chemistry and structure of the brain changes and brain cells die prematurely.
There are other types of dementia too such as Vascular Dementia as a result of problems with blood vessels - sometimes caused by a stroke. A major stroke might bring symptoms on suddenly whereas mini strokes may bring symptoms more gradually.
Dementia with Lewy Bodies is a form of dementia where spherical structures develop inside nerve cells and then damage brain tissue eventually effecting memory, concentration and ability to speak.
Fronto-temporal dementias include Pick's Disease where the front part of the brain is damaged. Personality and behavior are affected first and the memory changes also. Other diseases which may result in progressive dementias include Korsakoff syndrome, Binswanger's disease, HIV and AIDS, Creutzfeldt - Jacob (CJD) disease, Huntington's disease, Motor Nueron Disease and some Parkinson's Disease can lead to progressive deterioration of brain functions.
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Vascular Dementia
Disease that can result in dementia:
- Korsakoff syndrome
- Parkinson's Disease
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Binswanger's disease
- Creutzfeldt - Jacob (CID) disease