Care company do­nates ad­vice text to li­braries

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP - ALEX HIB­BERT

A CARE company has do­nated books de­signed to help peo­ple care for de­men­tia suf­fer­ers to li­braries around Mac­cles­field.

Home In­stead Se­nior Care East Cheshire, which pro­vides care to al­low older peo­ple to re­main in their own homes for longer, has given copies of their de­men­tia care book to Mac­cles­field, Poyn­ton and Prest­bury Li­braries.

Pub­lished by Home In­stead it­self, the text – Con­fi­dence to Care – is a hand­book for those car­ing for a some­one liv­ing with Alzheimer’s or another form of de­men­tia.

The book of­fers read­ers a com­bi­na­tion of per­sonal sto­ries and prac­ti­cal ad­vice to help them pro­vide the best and most ef­fec­tive care pos­si­ble.

Steve Akroyd, who owns Home In­stead along­side wife Julie, said: “The more we can do to support and ed­u­cate fam­i­lies who are liv­ing with de­men­tia, the bet­ter.

“Donat­ing our de­men­tia care book to the lo­cal li­braries made per­fect sense and was a log­i­cal next step to link with the free de­men­tia fam­ily work­shops we are run­ning in the area.” The hand­books fo­cus is on ef­fec­tive preven­tion and man­age­ment of cer­tain mem­ory and be­hav­iour symp­toms which 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. Home In­stead runs free De­men­tia Aware­ness Work­shops for fam­i­lies of those with de­men­tia, and for any­one work­ing in the com­mu­nity to support those with de­men­tia.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 01625 860992 or visit www.home­in­stead.co.uk/ eastcheshire.

●» Les­ley Wright and Julie Bul­lock

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