Care company donates advice text to libraries
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.
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