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Somerset care home for early onset dementia

Discussion in 'Younger people with dementia and their carers' started by rachococo, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. rachococo

    rachococo Registered User

    Nov 10, 2015
    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
  2. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Hi and welcome to TP.

    I'm not in a position to answer your specific question but didn't want to 'read and run'!
  3. jimbo 111

    jimbo 111 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2009
    North Bucks
    Hello rachococo
    Hope you have some success
    Perhaps this Google page may help

  4. Angie1996

    Angie1996 Registered User

    May 15, 2016
    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.
  5. kitkat

    kitkat Registered User

    Mar 14, 2012
    East Devon
    #5 kitkat, Mar 14, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 14, 2017
    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!

  6. Homerose

    Homerose Registered User

    Dec 8, 2014
    #6 Homerose, Mar 14, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 14, 2017
    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.
  7. rachococo

    rachococo Registered User

    Nov 10, 2015

    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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