Is Dementia Affecting Your Ability to Get Upstairs?
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders, which can affect many different areas of a sufferer’s life, such as co-ordination and memory. The disease affects around 850,000 people in the UK alone, a number which is estimated to grow to 1,000,000 within the next seven years (2025) and double before 2051.
As our stairlifts are more commonly used by elderly people, Leodis have experienced the effects that dementia can have on a person’s home life. Quite recently, we installed a stairlift to a property in Horsforth, to help the occupant regain easy access to the upstairs of his house, as he had lost his co-ordination due to dementia.
Without help, Mr Milligan was at risk of falling when attempting to climb the stairs by himself. The Leodis team were more than happy to help him out, and quickly arranged a survey to discuss which model of stairlift would be best suited to the property.
Following the survey, our team and the client agreed that the Bison 80 stairlift was the best option. We returned that same week to begin the installation.
The lift will now allow Mr Milligan to safely commute up and down the stairs and will make his life that little bit easier now he has the support of a Bison 80.
If you’re struggling to use your stairs, please do not hesitate to call Leodis today on 0800 5426045 to find out how we can help you. Alternatively, you can contact us here.
Dementia can be an extremely lonely illness. If you know someone or you yourself have Dementia, please don’t suffer in silence. Visit Dementia UK for more information on what you can do to support your loved ones, or if you yourself require support.