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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! End of Life Care

End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists

Nigel Hartley

This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-133-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, creative therapies, creativity, death, dementia, dramatherapy, music therapy, older people, pain management, palliative 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

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Joseph Pinson

This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to older people, relating to the group's shared experiences. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-896-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, communication, creativity, dementia, music therapy, older people, residential care

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

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

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

A Practice Guide
4th edition

Faith Gibson

Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, and benefits both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-151-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, bereavement, carers, counselling, creative therapies, dementia, depression, grief, older people, palliative care, social work

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