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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
Alzheimer

Alzheimer

A Journey Together

Federica Caracciolo

Francesco Caracciolo was a successful architect and, with his wife Federica, also worked as photo reporter for the UN, travelling extensively throughout Africa and Asia. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's put an end to their travels. With thoughtfulness and honesty, Federica shares her experience of caring for her husband during his battle with Alzheimers. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-408-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 108pp
Can I tell you about Dementia?

Can I tell you about Dementia?

A guide for family, friends and carers

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. This illustrated book is an ideal way to introduce dementia to children and aid family discussions. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-297-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp
The Care Homes Legal Handbook

The Care Homes Legal Handbook

Jeremy Cooper

This handbook provides care home managers and related social work professionals with guidance and practical instruction in understanding the procedures and regulations involved in the Care Standards Act 2000. This is an indispensable and user-friendly guide for all those managing and working in residential care homes for older people. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-064-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Care Services for Later Life

Care Services for Later Life

Transformations and Critiques

Edited by Tony Warnes, Lorna Warren and Mike Nolan

Social and demographic changes have led to traditional areas of welfare being transformed. The contributors to this book take a critical look at the current situation and assess the implications for future practice. They debate the assumptions and values underlying established welfare programmes and consider the case for change. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-852-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp
The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

Simple Health and Beauty Tips for Older Persons

Sharon Tay

This practical handbook is specifically designed to assist carers in looking after their clients' appearances as well as their health, providing a wealth of information on health and beauty care for older people. Throughout the book, Sharon Tay gives easy to follow instructions on appropriate cosmetic techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-973-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Caring for People in the Community

The New Welfare

Edited by Michael Titterton

This book critically examines the new agenda of welfare and assesses the implications for change for policy makers, formal and informal carers and consumers including examinations of key topics such as care planning and case management. more »

1994, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-112-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Older People

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Older People

Interventions for Those With and Without Dementia

Ian Andrew James

This book is a detailed guide to using CBT with older people both with and without cognitive difficulties. Reviewing its use in different settings, it covers both conceptual and practical perspectives, and details everything from causes and initial assessment to case formulation and change techniques. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-100-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care

Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care

Sharon Tay

An invaluable companion to practice for novice complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers unique practical advice on issues that are often overlooked in training. It offers guidance on tackling common pitfalls and difficulties, as well as a wealth of practical tips and techniques for practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-178-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson

Alcohol misuse is becoming an increasingly significant issue for people aged 55 and over. This practical guide explores the factors that differentiate older drinkers, and introduces an innovative person-centred model that will help counsellors and other healthcare professionals to them the help and support they need. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-117-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Using Nature and the Outdoors in Person-Centred Care

Mary Marshall and Jane Gilliard

Cultural sensitivity is a key component of person-centred dementia care. This book acts as a rich source of information and ideas for all those interested in creating culturally-appropriate outdoor spaces and experiences for people with dementia, providing useful information and theory as well as inspiration for practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-514-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp
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
Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers

Delia Silvester
With Susan Frampton

This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-470-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp
Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

Exploring the Interface

Edited by Deborah O'Connor and Barbara Purves

Based on papers from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia workshop, experts discuss the interface between dementia, personhood and decision-making. Drawing on a range of perspectives, the book forges new understandings of relationships between informal decision-making and formal biomedical or legal processes for assessing competence. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-585-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson

This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-243-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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