Dementias are a group of diseases that affect the structure and functioning of the brain, meaning that over time the brain becomes irreversibly damaged. As the brain deteriorates, the person's behaviour, thinking, reasoning, planning and remembering are severely affected. Finally, this person's independent life comes to a standstill.
OU MEULE has 12 beds that cater specifically for these individuals. Nursing staff, working with these patients are very special people - they need to have a good sense of humour, show empathy and have plenty of patience as the patients can be very demanding and aggressive. They also require a lot of extra care and attention.
This section is constantly full as the need for care for Alzheimer / dementia patients has risen considerably. The patients are kept busy with music, walks, read to, shown movies and given small tasks to do. They help with the folding of towels, rolling up of socks, puzzle building, dominos, ball throwing and many more activities.