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Coming soon! 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 »

May 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-514-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social work

New! Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-363-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, communication, counselling, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, sleep

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

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

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Brian Draper

In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, Brian Draper, a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describes the symptoms, treatment and management of dementia. Covering everything from assessment and diagnosis to drug and psychosocial treatments, community and residential care options, assistive technology, support for families and other caregivers, ethical and legal... more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-374-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work

Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying.   more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

The Psychology of Ageing

The Psychology of Ageing

An Introduction
5th edition

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

This well-established text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking, and a new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added. This new edition is essential reading for all those working with older people, and a key text for students. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-245-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 464pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, communication, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sleep

Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care

Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care

Take My Hand

Barbara Goldschmidt and Niamh van Meines
Illustrated by James Goldschmidt

The radiant energy in human touch can have a powerful therapeutic effect for those who are elderly, ill or dying. Explaining the benefits, practicalities and research behind touch therapy, this book teaches a simple hand massage sequence for all carers looking for an effective way to support and connect with a family member, friend or patient. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-073-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, dementia, energy work, families, health care, massage, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care

Transforming the Quality of Life for People with Dementia through Contact with the Natural World

Transforming the Quality of Life for People with Dementia through Contact with the Natural World

Fresh Air on My Face

Edited by Jane Gilliard and Mary Marshall

This important book simply but persuasively demonstrates why we should provide the opportunities for people with dementia to experience the great outdoors. The contributors explore many different ways in which people with dementia can experience and interact with nature. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-267-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, communication, creative therapies, dementia, depression, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, older people, sensory stimulation, spirituality

The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling

The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling

A Practical Resource for Carers of People with Cognitive Impairment
4th edition

Jackie Pool

This fourth edition contains all the latest research on the use of the PAL Instrument, new information on using the PAL Checklist to carry out sensory interventions and information about how a new online PAL tool supports the book. It features photocopiable activity checklists and plans that help to match users' abilities with activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-221-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, cognitive behavioural therapy, dementia, disability, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, social 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

Group and Individual Work with Older People

Group and Individual Work with Older People

A Practical Guide to Running Successful Activity-based Programmes

Swee Hong Chia, Julie Heathcote and Jane Marie Hibberd
Illustrated by Andy Hibberd

Introducing the concept of PIE (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), this resource will enable professionals working with older people to initiate and run successful activity-based programmes, either individually or in groups. The authors guide the reader through the processes, and provide step-by-step instructions for a range of activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-128-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, carers, dance and movement therapy, dementia, dramatherapy, occupational therapy, older people

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

How We Treat the Sick

How We Treat the Sick

Neglect and Abuse in our Health Services

Michael Mandelstam

The author shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services. He analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability from those responsible, and spells out implications of this failure to care for the vulnerable with humanity. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-160-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, dementia, disability, disability law, health care, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, risk assessment, social care, social policy, trauma

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

Keywords: addiction, adult protection, adults, alcohol, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, carers, communication, community care, counselling, dementia, depression, occupational therapy, older people, pastoral care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, self esteem, social care, social work, substance abuse, supervision, supported living

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