Frontotemporal Dementia – ADCare Group renders frail care services to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia patients, general frail care and care to people diagnosed with MS. We also care for post-operative orthopaedic patients.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or frontotemporal degenerations refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain’s frontal lobes (the areas behind your forehead) or its temporal lobes (the regions behind your ears).
About frontotemporal dementia
The nerve cell damage caused by frontotemporal dementia leads to loss of function in these brain regions, which variably cause deterioration in behavior and personality, language disturbances, or alterations in muscle or motor functions.
There are a number of different diseases that cause frontotemporal degenerations. The two most prominent are 1. a group of brain disorders involving the protein tau and 2. a group of brain disorders involving the protein called TDP43. For reasons that are not yet known, these two groups have a preference for the frontal and temporal lobes that cause dementia.
(Source Alzheimer’s Association)
ADCare Group frail care centers are located in Equestria, Boschkop, Olympus and Zwavelpoort in Pretoria, Hennopsrivier and Centurion and Kensington, Florida North and Glenzicht in Johannesburg.
What we do
- All meals & nutritional requirements
- Administering of medicine
- Prevention of bedsores, pressure points
- All laundry
- Mobility exercises
- Daily activities
- Music & art therapy
- Manicure & podiatry requirements
- Hair care
- Occupational therapy
- General hygiene
- Assistance with ablutions.
- Micro bus with PTL for day excursions
Our facilities provide for daily hygiene routines, dressing and grooming assistance. We ensure urgent ambulation and transfer assistance should any medical emergencies arise. Daily housekeeping and a personal laundry service is also provided.
Three delicious, nutritional meals as well as in-between-snacks are given daily. Doctor prescribed special diets are also accommodated. A Hospice Care Program for End of Life Care is also available for patients too frail to support themselves. Medication is managed and monitored at all times to ensure that the patient maintains their health.
We provide a homely, loving environment where the resident can feel comfortable and accepted. We practice patience and consideration through building a level of trust and companionship.
Music therapy plays an integral part in our care giving as scientific studies have proven that major improvements in cognitive and memory recognition. We are firm believers that music is the key to the soul, no matter what your age, denomination or stature.
Prior to admission, a doctor/neurologist completes a full physical and emotional assessment of the patient in order to determine what his or her level of care needs will be. Click here to download the Admission Pack. You can contact our Placement Care Specialist on 082 854 2670.