Elizabeth House specialises in adults under 65 with dementia relating to alcohol abuse, particularly Korsakov's and similar conditions
About Roberta House and Elizabeth House - providers of specialist residential care and reablement facilities.
Elizabeth House - provider of residential care and reablement services for individuals with a diagnosis of Wernicke-Korsakov's syndrome
Roberta House - provider of residential care and reablement services for individuals with a diagnosis of Wernicke-Korsakov's syndrome
Care provision for adults under 65 with conditions relating to dementia, particularly with alcohol-related brain damage
Our active therapy team and activities for successful rehabilitation of clients with Wernicke-Korsakov's syndrome and acquired brain injury
Who we care for - adults under 65 with dementia and related condition, including acquired brain injury and korsakov's syndrome.
Contact us if you would like advice about Korsakov's syndrome care and rehabilitation
Join our specialist team at Roberta and Elizabeth House, Upstreet, CT3 4DD

The Upstreet Project: Elizabeth House & Roberta House, Upstreet

Residential care and re-ablement for adults with Wernicke-Korsakoff's Syndrome, acquired brain injury, ARBD (Alcohol-Related Brain Damage) and other related conditions.

Useful links to other websites with information about Korsakov's syndrome and related conditions
Useful links related to Korsakov's syndrome and other organic dementia-related conditions:

Wikipedia: Korsakov's syndrome

Wikipedia: Definition of dementia

The Alzheimers Society

Alcohol Concern

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Mind (National Association for Mental Health)

Factsheet about Dementia

Mental Health Foundation

Huntington's Disease Association

Alcohol & addiction services in Kent & Medway

Alcoholics Anonymous

Please note that these are links to external sites and we have no control over their content. They are offered purely as an information resource to you. If you know of any additional information sources that may be of use, please let us know. Thank you.

Our clients

Our clients are no different to you or to any of us; they just chose a different path. We don't believe that anyone with a substance misuse problem, whether it be alcohol, heroin or crack cocaine, woke up one morning and thought to themselves "You know what, I think I'll get myself addicted to something today." We believe that individuals slide into an addiction - that it isn't something you choose - it's something that happens to you almost without you realising it, and for some people, the path out of it again is just too slick and slippery for them to climb.

All our clients at Roberta and Elizabeth House have been admitted to us with a primary diagnosis of Korsakoff's syndrome, alcohol-related dementia, alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD), or a similar condition. Most of them have acquired this through years of heavy or constant drinking and poor nutrition. Most of our clients are in their 40s and 50s with some in their early 60s; we have slightly more men than women. Many of our clients were professionals with successful careers before their addiction got the better of them. They are mostly physically quite fit, although many were not very mobile when first admitted to our care. Our clients' main challenge is their poor short term memory recall, coupled with a lack of insight that is typical of Korsakoff's Syndrome.

Some of our clients are lucky enough to still have very supportive families; some have become distanced from theirs as a result of years of substance dependency and all the problems that can create within a family. We often find that, once our clients have been sober for a while, that bridges can slowly be rebuilt.

If you'd like any more information on any of the above, or you'd like a frank and confidential discussion about how we might be able to help you or your relative, please call Rod or Bobbie Tarry during normal office hours on 01227 860516.

We look forward to hearing from you.