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    Somerset care home for early onset dementia

    Hello, my dad has early onset dementia which is advanced. We are looking for a progressive care in the Somerset area which has a younger population, active, therapeutic ..... my mum has looked at quite a few but they all seem to have a lot of elderly residents and lots of TV watching going on. Any suggestions would be much appreciated
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    Hi and welcome to TP.

    I'm not in a position to answer your specific question but didn't want to 'read and run'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachococo View Post
    Hello, my dad has early onset dementia which is advanced. We are looking for a progressive care in the Somerset area which has a younger population, active, therapeutic ..... my mum has looked at quite a few but they all seem to have a lot of elderly residents and lots of TV watching going on. Any suggestions would be much appreciated
    Thanks!
    Hello rachococo
    Hope you have some success
    Perhaps this Google page may help
    jimbo

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?sour...onset+dementia
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    Not much help but when my dad was sectioned they wanted to put him in a younger/livelier home as they thought he was young! 77..........

    These were in the Taunton/Yeovil area, the person that told me this was from the local memory clinic in Wells........The occupational Health therapist told me this.

    I have viewed a few homes in my area, and to be honest they are full of older residents.

    Never viewed the ones in Taunton/Yeovil areas though.
    Regards
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    Care homes near Somerset

    Hi Rachococo,

    I know of a really good care home in Axminster, it has just recently been renovated and is specialised in Alzheimers and dementia. The care is amazing and there are always loads of different and unusual activities going on to keep the residents stimulated My dad was there until he passed and i have such fond memories of the home and the carers and him there! I was 16 when he originally went in and although majority of the residents were older i never felt like my Dad was the odd one out. The carers are all very welcoming.

    hope this helps, feel free to message me if you have any other questions about it!

    xx
    Last edited by jenniferpa; 14-03-2017 at 04:13 PM. Reason: carehome name removed

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    Don't know if Weston Super Mare is too far? My mum has been in a home in Weston for about 7 months (also has early onset) and although there is no one else her age it's a very active home, staff wear own clothes, own minibus for twice weekly trips out. Can't fault it. Good luck.
    Last edited by jaymor; 14-03-2017 at 08:53 PM. Reason: Removal of named care home.

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the replies. My dad had a period of respite in a care home but it didn't seem to have a great understanding of dementia, he didn't go outside for two weeks even though there was a garden area. Looking for a nursing home which has a good understanding of dementia and a range of therapeutic input. Interested in finding out more about the home in Axminster. Thanks!

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