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Coming soon! How We Think About Dementia

How We Think About Dementia

Personhood, Rights, Ethics, the Arts and What They Mean for Care

Julian C. Hughes

Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-477-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, anthropology, arts therapies, carers, creativity, dementia, ethics, health care, law, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

New! Improving Memory through Creativity

Improving Memory through Creativity

A Professional's Guide to Culturally Sensitive Cognitive Training with Older Adults

Amanda Alders Pike

Art therapy is a culturally sensitive method of enhancing cognitive performance. With online accompaniments and materials for use in sessions and workshops, this book combines research and practical resources to enable professionals to improve memory, mood and socialization in the ethnically diverse older population though therapeutic creativity. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-953-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, carers, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, emotions, expressive therapies, occupational therapy, older people, pastoral care, psychology, social care

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

Sarah Crockett

When tasked with providing activities for older people in care, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are positive and person-centred? What can you actually do? Offering advice, encouragement and a wealth of practical suggestions, this is an indispensable companion for carers. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-429-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, creativity, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, sensory stimulation, social care

Puppetry in Dementia Care

Puppetry in Dementia Care

Connecting through Creativity and Joy

Karrie Marshall

This book demonstrates how puppetry and associated art forms such as singing and story-telling can be used to nurture and support connections with people with dementia. Strategies for using puppetry in daily care are suggested and step-by-step instructions for making the puppets are included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-392-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, storymaking

Playfulness and Dementia

Playfulness and Dementia

A Practice Guide

John Killick

John Killick explores the nature of playfulness and the many ways in which it can enrich the lives of people with dementia. Specific approaches and ideas for practice are described, and personal accounts of playfulness by those with dementia and their carers offer rich first-hand insights into its transformative potential. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-223-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 120pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, dramatherapy, nursing, older people, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, residential care

Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia

Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia

A Practical Guide

John Killick and Claire Craig

This book describes how to develop a creative approach to the day-to-day care of people with dementia, and provides rich and varied ideas for creative activities for use with individuals or groups. The authors explain what creativity has to offer people with dementia, and how a creative approach can help to address the difficulties they face. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-113-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, carers, communication, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, person-centred, poetry

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults

Susan I. Buchalter

Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older people with valuable ways in which to express their feelings, needs and fears, and with a resource for coping with life's major changes. This practical book is filled with step-by-step activities for art therapists and professionals to use in work with older people either individually or in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-830-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 328pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, depression, elder abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychotherapy, supported living

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

Practical Person-Centred Approaches and Ideas

Jill Hayes
With Sarah Povey

This book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing their therapeutic benefits and giving examples of how they can be used. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-056-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, carers, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred

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