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Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Having Fun, Meeting Needs

Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-975-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, community care, creative therapies, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, play, residential care, social care, social work

The Activity Year Book

The Activity Year Book

A Week by Week Guide for Use in Elderly Day and Residential Care

Anni Bowden and Nancy Lewthwaite

For care staff looking after older people, coming up with ideas for activities to keep their residents engaged and stimulated can be challenging. The Activity Year Book solves this problem, offering week by week themed activities. It has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, encouraging discussion around these events. more »

2009, Paperback: £24.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-963-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, dementia, occupational therapy, older people, residential care

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

New! 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

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

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Maria Ramey

This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-857-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, Down's syndrome, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

Kenneth Agar

This book examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities, it also advocates that 'activity nursing' should be integral to care. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-952-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: carers, community care, creative therapies, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, residential care, social care, social work

The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

The Table is Set

Grethe Berg

Using her experience of working with older people with dementia, Grethe Berg explains how mealtimes can be used as opportunities for meaningful interaction, socialising and reminiscing. This book provides much-needed help and practical strategies for care managers and carers to reclaim mealtimes as positive experiences for people with dementia. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-435-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 88pp

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

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

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

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Care-based Therapy

Chris Bonner

This practical book provides simple ways to reduce stress-related behaviours in people with dementia. The author suggests strategies for managing problems with feeding, bathing, toileting and sleep, looks at how to understand and cope with wandering, agitation and inappropriate sexual activity, and discusses ways of defusing aggressive behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-349-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, dementia, health care, occupational therapy, psychology, residential care

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

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Graham Firth and Mark Barber

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-109-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, augmentative communication, autism, carers, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, communication, community care, counselling, disability, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Visual Bridges for Special Learners

Visual Bridges for Special Learners

A Complete Resource of 32 Differentiated Learning Activities for People with Moderate Learning and Communication Disabilities

Julia Moor

This book presents 32 original learning sessions to develop learning skills, self-awareness and awareness of others, explore representation, language and literacy, cooperation and teamwork. Each session includes worksheets, learning aims and suggestions for differentiation and extension appropriate for a variety of settings and abilities. more »

2013, Paperback: £37.55 + VAT = £39.99/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-301-3, 344pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, education, further education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, life skills, literacy, occupational therapy, person-centred, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, supported living, teenagers

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