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Mobile Hairdresser in Bray/Maidenhead for lady with Alzheimer's - recommendations please!

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Busy-Betsy, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Busy-Betsy

    Busy-Betsy New member

    Oct 12, 2019
    3
    Hi all

    I help to care for my Great Aunt, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease 6 months ago. Until a few months before her diagnosis, she had visited the same local Hairdresser for around 25 years, but stopped going when she started to get confused and miss appointments.

    Part of helping my Great Aunt to feel a bit more like her pre-Alzheimer's self, will be arranging for her to have her hair cut and styled regularly, as she is used to. She would not cope with visiting a Salon these days, so we have suggested having a Mobile Hairdresser visit her at home, which she has said she would be comfortable with. So... we are hoping that others in similar situations may have a suggestion of a suitable person please? She remains a positive, friendly person and sometimes shows awareness of her memory decline. She has not been violent in any way.

    We are looking for:
    • A Dementia/Alzheimer's-friendly person, who has a good understanding of the condition
    • Someone who can cope with the challenges Alzheimer's can bring
    • Someone with a caring and understanding attitude
    • A Mobile Hairdresser who works in Berkshire and is willing to travel to the Client's own home in Bray
    • Someone who is familiar with cutting and styling the hair of ladies in their 80's
    Any recommendations will be very gratefully received - many thanks in advance for your help!

    Kind regards, Busy-Betsy
     
  2. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    710
    Male
    Leamington Spa
    Hi I would have a good look on Google make a few calls and sound them out over the phone,my mum has her hair done at home these days she's bedbound and could no longer get to the hairdressers,I looked on Google and found a nice lady aged about 50,she has done work at care homes before and it was no problem cutting my mums hair in bed
     
  3. Busy-Betsy

    Busy-Betsy New member

    Oct 12, 2019
    3
    That's a good idea - thank you! It's given me a thought actually; perhaps I'll call any Dementia/Alzheimer's Specialist Care Homes in her area and ask them who they use. Thanks for your help!
     
  4. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    710
    Male
    Leamington Spa
    That's a good idea I hope you find somebody helpful that can give you a contact and not the "I'm not allowed to give you any information like that"response
     
  5. Busy-Betsy

    Busy-Betsy New member

    Oct 12, 2019
    3
    It's not like I want to come into the Care Home, watch the Stylists cut the ladies' hair, inspect the scissors, ensure the combs are up to my exacting standards and get video taped evidence of the Patients reviewing their haircuts, so fingers crossed!
     

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