To mark World Alzheimer’s Day next Wednesday September 21 Home Instead Senior Care in Mullingar has published a new guide to help family caregivers look after loved ones with dementia at home.
Entitled Dementia Care at Home: A Guide for Family Caregivers, the publication explains some of the basic facts about the different forms of dementia and looks at practical ways of dealing with some of the common issues associated with dementia. It also gives insight into how the person with dementia feels and reacts to certain situations so the family caregiver can better understand their behaviour.
Dementia Care at Home was compiled by Joanne Flood, a registered psychiatric nurse with 11 years experience in dementia care. Speaking about the new guide, Joanne Flood RGN said: “With many outreach efforts supporting people living with dementia, there is little available to help the caregiver who may feel isolated and overwhelmed by their responsibilities. This booklet is an excellent resource for family caregivers struggling to care for loved ones living with a dementia.”
Also speaking about the new guide to dementia care, Teresa O’Reilly of Home Instead Senior Care in Mullingar said: “It is estimated that there are more than 40,000 people in Ireland living with some form of dementia. There are another 50,000 people whose lives are also affected: the family caregivers who work each day caring for loved ones who can no longer care for themselves. We believe this guide will serve as a valuable resource to family caregivers and help them better understand dementia and the behaviour of loved ones living with dementia.”
For more information log on to www.homeinstead.ie To order a free copy of Dementia Care at Home: A Guide for Family Caregivers call (044 ) 938 5260.