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John Killick

John Killick has been the Writer in Residence and Poet Mentor on several Poetry and Dementia projects over the last 25 years. He currently runs a residential Poetry and Dementia course in Wales.

JKP publications by John Killick

  1. Poetry and Dementia

    Poetry and Dementia

    A Practical Guide

    John Killick

    A practical guide to reading and writing poetry with older people living with dementia to improve mental health and wellbeing. Tips and techniques are included for facilitating poetry projects with groups or individuals for professional care workers or personal family members. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.39in x 6.22in / 213mm x 158mm, 144pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 9781785921766
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-448-9
  2. Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

    Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

    Edited by Chris Clarke and Emma Wolverson. Foreword by Christine Bryden

    Extending the field of positive psychology, this book explores how positive psychological constructs relate to living well with dementia. Looking at current evidence, and with case studies from people living with dementia, this book shows how positive psychological concepts can be applied to practice to achieve good dementia care. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 288pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-610-6
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 288pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-077-1
  3. 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. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 8.46in x 5.51in / 215mm x 140mm, 120pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-223-8
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 120pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-462-8
  4. 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. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 160pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-267-2
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-544-1
  5. 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. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.22in / 228mm x 158mm, 216pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-113-2
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 216pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-301-0
  6. Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia

    Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia

    Albert Jewell

    Offering an inter-disciplinary approach to spirituality and personhood in dementia care, the contributors to this book are leading practitioners and researchers in the field. They provide both a theoretical structure and a practical understanding of the essential role that spirituality can play in the affirmation of personhood and identity. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 8.90in x 6.10in / 226mm x 155mm, 224pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-154-5
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-352-2