Library Donation Is Helping To Create Dementia Friendly Community

In support of Dementia Awareness Week, local company Home Instead Charnwood, which provides home care and companionship services for older people across Charnwood, Leicester and Loughborough donated copies of their dementia care book, Confidence to Care, to their local Loughborough and Syston Libraries. 

Karon Cullen, Library Assistant, was delighted to accept the book Confidence to Care, as it provides useful information for local people and their loved ones who are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. It will be a welcome addition to the collection and one that is much appreciated. 

The book published by Home Instead, offers readers a combination of personal stories and practical advice. 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 has ‘conversation starters’ – which gives suggestions with what to say in different and difficult situations. 

Commenting, Hayley James, Director of Home Instead said, “It seems that everyone knows someone who is affected by dementia, but yet it is still much misunderstood with many people not fully sure of what it is or what the signs are.” 

“This book gives guidance on how to recognise the signs and provides real life scenarios on how to manage the various different situations which can arise. We hope that by donating the books it will give much needed help and support to the local area.”  

For further information about Confidence to Care or the services provided by Home Instead Senior Care please call: 01509 273108 / 01162 165306, email: info.charnwood@homeinstead.co.uk
or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/charnwoodloughboroughandcoalville 

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