Dementia Resource Guide for Carers and Families
In 2012, Home Instead developed a free resource booklet for families and carers of people with dementia. Today we share over 50,000 copies with familes and carers of people living with dementia in our community each year.
We are proud to share our updated version of Dementia: A Resource Guide for Families and Carers which outlines:
- What dementia is and how it affects people.
- Suggests ways a carer can provide practical support.
- Provides insights and communication tips for carers.
- Includes information about where carers can obtain further advice and support.
With an estimated 1.2 million Australians caring for someone with dementia, we believe this booklet is a timely addition to our suite of free public education materials. We want to continue to lead the way in providing help to family carers and assistance to our own professional CAREGivers so that they understand how they can provide the best care for people with dementia.
There are many myths about dementia and many people do not fully understand what dementia is and how differently it can affect people. It is mistakenly believed that dementia is a normal part of growing older and even though one in four people over the age of 85 currently have some form of dementia, it can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. The symptoms of dementia are typically noticed by families around three years before a formal diagnosis is made.
Download your free copy of Dementia: a resource guide for carers and families today or contact your local Home Instead office for a hard copy.