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Community gets Dementia Aware

Local at-home care provider Home Instead Senior Care, East Northants, is helping to raise awareness of dementia in the local area. The care company has just completed a series of successful events which took place during Dementia Awareness Week (14th-20th May 2017).

In addition to providing valuable information to carers, family members, and members of the local community, Home Instead donated copies of their dementia care book, ‘Confidence to Care’ to libraries in Wellingborough, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Raunds.

 Staff with the Confidence to Care handbook

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.

Staff with the Confidence to Care handbook

Speaking about the events, which took place during Dementia Awareness Week, Louise Russell Boyne of Home Instead said, “Staff at the local hospitals and libraries were very welcoming and supportive of us supporting Dementia Awareness Week and allowing us to host a stand in order to provide information to those caring for people living with Dementia.

“We were also delighted to be able to donate a copy of our book, ‘Confidence to Care’ to each library we visited as well as share information from The Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Awareness, and Dementia Friends.”

For more information on the services provided by Home Instead Senior Care, please call: 01933 678775 or visit http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/eastnorthants

Staff with the Confidence to Care handbook

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