Dementia books donated to library to boost awareness of disease

Mark Gettinby and Nicola Hepple at Emsworth Library

Mark Gettinby and Nicola Hepple at Emsworth Library

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Books have been donated to a library in a bid to boost understanding of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The donation was made by care company, Home Instead Senior Care Havant, Waterlooville and Emsworth, which provides care supporting older people to live in their own homes across the area.

The company donated copies of its dementia care book Confidence to Care to Emsworth Library.

Mark Gettinby, the owner of Home Instead Senior Care, said: ‘We can see the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia on a daily basis.

‘We understand that many people don’t always get the support they need.’

He added: ‘This book provides help to recognise the signs.

‘It also gives real life scenarios providing a guide about how to manage the various different situations which can arise.

‘We hope that by donating these books it will provide this much-needed help and support to the local area.’

Staff from Home Instead paid a visit to the library in High Street to drop off the copies of Confidence to Care.

This is a handbook for those caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

The book, which has been published by Home Instead, offers readers a combination of personal stories and practical advice.

This will 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.

These include refusal, aggression, delusions and wandering, which family carers often need help with.

For further information about Confidence to Care or the services provided by Home Instead Senior Care call (023) 9319 0091 or visit homeinstead.co.uk/havant.

To borrow a copy of the book visit the library.

It is open: Monday 9.30am until 1pm, Tuesday 9.30am-5pm, Wednesday 9.30am-1pm, Thursday 9.30am-5pm, Friday 9.30am-7pm and Saturday 9.30am-1pm.

For more information call 0300 555 1387. '

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