Dementia Support - McCarthy Stone

Dementia Support

Dementia Support

Combine a safe, secure, and well-designed home with reliable, adaptable and sensitive support - and we can help more people living with dementia to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

McCarthy Stone is committed to becoming a dementia-friendly organisation. Our developments and range of services give us a real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.

It can be frightening to deal with a diagnosis of dementia. But we are here to support you.

‘We want to see an increased number of people with dementia being able to live longer in their own homes when it is in their interests to do so.’

What is Dementia? - Alzheimer's Research UK

What exactly is Dementia?

Dementia symptoms are caused by damage to the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. Strokes can also be a cause.

The most common symptoms of dementia are memory loss and difficulties with problem-solving or language. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour. These changes are often small to start with, but if a person is diagnosed with dementia then these changes are affecting their daily life.

The symptoms of dementia will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the type of disease that is causing the dementia. But because everyone is different, everyone with dementia will act and behave differently. We are all individuals, there is no ‘one size fits all.’

‘When you’ve met one person with dementia, you’ve met one person with dementia’ - Professor Tom Kitwood

We are here to support our homeowners

If you, or someone you know living on our developments, have questions or concerns about dementia, we are here for you.

If you live at a McCarthy Stone development or are concerned about a friend or family member living in our communities, please ask the Estate/House Manager to put you in touch with Alex. When things get challenging or difficult, Alex will work alongside people with dementia, and their families, giving them one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions to support the person to live well.

However, you feel about your dementia diagnosis, the main thing to know is that you’re not on your own. Our commitment to support people in our developments affected by dementia are encompassed by the FREIDA principles outlined below.

Alexander Fleming

National Health and Wellbeing Advisor for McCarthy Stone


Dementia support and resources

It is really important to get information and support after a dementia diagnosis – it can allow you to get back to living your life again.

This is a list of useful websites which can help with all aspects of a dementia diagnosis, from adapting your home to finding people to talk to about your concerns.