As dementia becomes an increasing problem in the UK and across the world, a book providing advice about to support loved ones with the disease has been donated to libraries in Frodsham and Helsby.

Confidence to Care hopes to provide just that, confidence to care, to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

The book has been published by Home Instead and provided to the libraries by their Frodsham, Runcorn and Widnes branch.

Home Instead owner Neil Cook said: “Many of our clients are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, so we understand the challenges faced by family carers.

“We want to provide as many people as possible with more knowledge and understanding, so they have the confidence to care for people living with dementia in the local community.

“We hope that by donating our dementia care book to the local libraries and providing free dementia training, we can make the local area a more dementia friendly place to live.”

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The book is full 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.

'Delighted'

Jennifer Evans from Frodsham Library said: “We are delighted to receive the confidence to care handbooks, they will be a fantastic addition to the library and will provide many people in the local community with information and support.

“We have made sure that there will always be a copy available at the library, so don’t hesitate to pop in and take a look.

For further information about Confidence to Care or the services Home Instead provide, call 01928 733020 or visit their website.

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