Hayley James, Director of the Home Instead Charnwood, Leicester and Loughborough visited several local libraries across Leicestershire to support and promote Dementia care in aid of Dementia Awareness week. Home Instead Charnwood, provides care enabling older people to remain in their own homes for longer.
Published by Home Instead, Confidence to Care is a handbook for those caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The book offers readers a combination of personal stories and practical advice to help them provide the best and most effective dementia care possible. Its primary focus is on the effective prevention and management of certain memory and behaviour symptoms, including refusal, aggression, delusions and wandering, which family carers often need help with. Each chapter begins with a real life example and goes on to explain why the behaviour happens, suggestions for care approaches and prevention tips. The book even gives ‘conversation starters’ – giving help with what to say in different situations and also provides advice on how carers can continue to take care of themselves as well as their loved one.
The Home Instead Charnwood, Leicester office hope the books donated to local libraries can help support families to care for their loved ones with a clearer understanding.