A CARE home in Solihull is launching a free guide to support people whose loved ones have been diagnosed with dementia.
The move comes ahead of Dementia Action Week and follows a poll of 2,000 adults carried out by Care UK, which operates Blossomfield Grange, on Worcester Way, and which found more than a third of British adults have many questions about dementia – but do not know how to get the answers.
The guide, titled ‘Let’s talk about dementia’, follows an easy-to-read Q&A format.
Tapping into more than 40 years of experience of providing care for people living with dementia, it has been designed by Care UK’s experts, including head of nursing, care and dementia, Suzanne Mumford, as well as home managers and team members across more than 150 care homes.
Aimed at those caring for a loved one living with dementia, the one-of-a-kind guide is filled with answers to the questions care home teams across the country have been asked by relatives or members of the community – from identifying the signs of the condition, and interacting with a person living with dementia, to everyday questions regarding diet changes and sleep patterns.
To pick up a free copy of the guide, contact director of community relations at Blossomfield Grange, Jo Hopkins, on 0121 392 7833 or email Jo.Hopkins@careuk.com
Digital copies can also be downloaded at: careuk.com/letstalkdementia