Our new range of guidance books on everything from Art Therapy, Music Therapy in Dementia Care, Positive Communication to Puppetry in Dementia Care. These guides make an invaluable resource for care staff to dip into whenever they need some professional advice or inspiration.
Julie Robinson's Stay Fit For Life is an easy to follow guide for gentle stretches especially for older bodies. If you prefer to watch and follow - check out her range of Move it or Lose it DVDs in our Active Games section.
An invaluable resource for all activity coordinators to help deliver person-centred care for people living with dementia. 30 laminated activity recipe cards in a sturdy folder, broken down into five-minute, 30-minute and half-day activities. Created by professional care staff and Reminiscence Arts Practitioners and designed to save time, help learn new skills and enable staff at all levels to straightaway deliver meaningful activity sessions.
This book outlines a framework for art therapy with older adults rooted in a belief in the autonomy and self-efficacy of older adults, including those with dementia or other diseases of later life. Relative to assisted living and dementia-care environments, it details case studies and ideas for using art therapy and encourages increased interactions between older adults in care homes.
Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities. This step-by-step program can be practiced by virtually anyone, anywhere, in any chair, to stimulate physical and mental well-being. Clear instructions guide the reader through each routine, all of which can be carried out safely without any previous knowledge or yoga expertise.
Advocating doll therapy as an intervention for people with dementia, this book combines theory and evidence to show its many benefits and present guidelines for best-practice. This book debunks the myths surrounding doll therapy, highlighting its proven positive impact on the well-being of people with dementia. Providing clear guidelines on how best to utilise doll therapy, this comprehensive book is an important resource for any professional looking to implement this intervention.
Every person living with dementia is entitled to the highest standards of wellbeing and health and social care services. This in-depth, evidence-based book identifies how outstanding quality integrated care might be achieved, whether in residential or home-based settings. Experienced dementia researcher Dr Shibley Rahman highlights the key contemporary underpinnings of integrated care that are required for wellbeing for living with dementia, including technology, staff performance, leadership, and intelligent regulation of services.
Introducing life story work, a way for people with dementia to connect with their relatives, carers and the professionals working with them. This evidence-based book explains the many benefits of life story work, with practical guidance for introducing it in a variety of settings. hat care and support they may need now and in the future, by taking into account their past and their future wishes and aspirations. The book includes practical information on how to get started, ethical considerations such as consent and confidentiality, and considers issues of diversity and how to address them.
Drawing on the diverse research and considerable personal experience of contributors from around the world, Music Therapy in Dementia Care takes a comprehensive look at music therapy as a means of improving memory, health and identity in those suffering from dementia - particularly the Alzheimer's type. It explores the issues which may arise in working with this group, such as coping with wartime memories, and shows how music therapy facilitates and enables communication through sound and movement.
The effects of social interaction and engagement with older people have been proven to considerably improve quality of life and emotional wellbeing. This book comes packed with ready-to-use activities for groups of older people, aimed at connecting individuals, developing their self-esteem, and encouraging personal expression and independence.
This thought-provoking Puppetry in Dementia Care book will be a source of inspiration and practical ideas for care staff and activity coordinators, creative arts therapists, occupational therapists, puppeteers and other artists working in care settings, as well as relatives of people with dementia looking for new ways to connect with their loved ones. She explains how puppets can be used to stimulate memories, celebrate life achievements and promote self-esteem and confidence, as well as with those nearing the end of life as part of palliative care. Step-by-step instructions for making a variety of puppets are also included.
Understand and assess the sensory needs of people with dementia, and learn how to implement sensory modulation-based approaches for enriched care. It includes a range of sensory-based activities which can be carried out with people at all stages of dementia, both with individuals and in groups. The book also provides recommendations for modifying physical environments to make care settings sensory-enriched
Activity and engagement are vital to our well-being throughout our lives and this continues to be just as true of people living with dementia. The activities presented in this book have been designed to provide meaningful engagement for residents, while respecting each individual resident's readiness to engage and participate. Supported by case studies, each chapter will also recommend the best way to implement the ideas discussed in the care home environment and beyond.
A highly valuable resource for an Activity Coordinator. Covering cognitive, creative, cultural, educational, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and more.
Clear, easy to follow exercises to keep you moving and feeling fit as you age. Mostly chair-based or supported standing gentle movements.
An invaluable resource with a wide variety of practical ideas for Activity Coordinators who are organising activities for people in care homes and day centres.
Proven to enhance wellbeing, posture, breathing and sleep, and reduce anxiety and agitation, this programme shows how yoga can be adapted to benefit people with dementia.
Written by an experienced Activity Coordinator, the author provides a hands-on approach combining well-tested, practical ideas, with inspired creativity.
A versatile and invaluable resource for anyone working in the care system. 142 pages packed with fresh ideas for activities for all abilities and offers advice on regulatory systems.
Written by experienced Occupational Therapists, this book provides group session plans for older adults. Includes word games, poetry, food tasting and much more.
An invaluable source of inspiration with your sand activity sessions, Marielle Seitz's 'Write it in the Sand' book shows you how you can get the best out of your experiences with fresh ideas and suggestions. Why not purchase alongside your Sand Tray? Can be used for both the Small Sand Tray and Standard Sand Tray. Sand activities make a sensory and tactile activity that are especially suited to older people living with a dementia in care homes, but can provide fun for people of all abilities.
The Essential Guide to Relaxation Therapy provides everything you need to introduce some relaxation into your care setting
Let’s Chat videos can be used for small groups of residents, by visiting family members, or on a one-to-one basis as a shared experience that encourages conversation.