Home Instead were on hand at the Shows to highlight theirquality dementia support plus launched their dementia care book, Confidence to Care.
Speaking about the Shows, Trevor Brocklebank, CEO of Home Instead said, “The Alzheimer’s Shows are a great innovation. They provide an informal setting in which to bring together people living with a dementia, their families and carers along with health and care professionals and well known faces and politicians who are doing a great job raising awareness of the condition.
“It was a really positive event and very uplifting and we were delighted to be there contributing to the discussions and sharing our knowledge with people who are living with the condition on a daily basis.”
Caroline Woodall of Home Instead delivered a talk on Confidence to Care in the Meet the Author sessions at both events. She spoke about her own experience caring for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia in her early 60s and how, had she had the benefit of a handbook such as Confidence to Care, she would have found it easier to cope.
She said, “When my own mother was diagnosed I felt overwhelmed so I know how it can feel. Initiatives like these Shows bring huge comfort to families and those living with the condition as they demonstrate the help and support that is out there.
“Clearly there is still much work to be done and we shall continue to raise awareness of the condition and provide support. Through the work we do with our clients and their families, we teach people how to cope with caring for their loved ones by holding Dementia Workshops which are widely available to local communities.”