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Dementia Activities Pack

$289.95 inc GST $263.59 ex GST

Offering both an accessible introduction to dementia and practical activities, this pack will be ideal for health and social care professionals, students of social care, health care and nursing, people with dementia, carers and anyone wanting to understand more about the condition. It includes activities involving music, arts, outdoor spaces, and maintaining friendships.                                        

The Dementia Activities Pack includes:

Dementia: The Basics – provides the reader with a clear and compassionate introduction to dementia and an accessible guide to dealing with different parts of the dementia journey, from pre-diagnosis and diagnosis to post-diagnostic support, increasing care needs and end of life care. Co-authored by an academic, a person living with dementia and a family carer, the book endeavours to raise awareness of dementia, challenge stereotypical and negative ideas about what it means to have dementia and champion a society where people living with dementia can be active as they wish for as long as possible. The authors present an overview of current research at each step of the dementia journey as well as including knowledge from lived experience, enhancing understanding and challenging thinking about what it might be like to live with a diagnosis or to care for a loved one. As a whole, the book emphasises the importance of prioritising the person living with dementia, as well as considering the impact of what any initiative or action might mean for them, their families and their care supporters.

Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia – Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia discusses how to effectively use outside spaces for people with dementia. It not an academic guide to research but a practical book filled with case studies from across the world. Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia is edited by internationally respected experts Mary Marshall and Annie Pollock. Featuring authors from Japan, USA, Norway, the UK as well as Australia, the book provides a review of evidence-based research supporting the importance of access to outdoor spaces, tips on understanding how to use outdoor spaces appropriately and case studies from around the world describing how to develop and utilise well designed spaces for people with dementia. Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia is written for:

people who own and commission buildings for people with dementia;

architects and landscape architects;

managers of facilities for people with dementia;

medical, nursing and care staff;

occupational therapists and physiotherapists;

relatives of people with dementia; and

people living with dementia.

Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume Two – Expand and enrich your Best Friends activity programming with 149 all-new activities for individuals with dementia. Like the first book, this collection of fun and easy activities will add both meaning and enjoyment to the activities at your adult day center, home care setting, or residential care facility.

Transcending Dementia Through the TTAP Method – The brain-stimulating approach known as Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming (TTAP) has a proven record of improving the lives of people with dementia by increasing their engagement and functioning. In Transforming Dementia through Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming: A New Psychology of Art, the Brain, and Cognition you now have all the tools and instructions for putting this innovative and life-affirming approach to work in your own care setting. You too can successfully enervate the minds and hearts of people living with this challenging cognitive disease. Participation in the creative arts has been shown to promote cell growth that enhances the brain’s ability to learn and recall new information, create new ideas, and make new connections. Using 12 separate forms of creative expression – ranging from sculpture and painting to physical movement and mental imagery – TTAP builds on themes in an integrative way that helps each individual with dementia draw upon memories, feelings, and intellectual reserves that promote positive self-regard and active social participation. Sample activity protocols guide you through the process of engagement to help you quickly master the steps. Activities using the TTAP method can provide: -significant stimulation and integration of multiple brain regions -enjoyment, engagement, creativity, relaxation, and a sense of purpose for people with even advanced dementia -an easy-to-follow framework that allows infinite variations on themes and personal interests -complete documentation for tracking and evaluation -opportunities for one-on-one or group programming By blending the principles of art and therapeutic recreation with the latest findings in brain research, Transforming Dementia through Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming presents an exciting new psychological taxonomy that captures the dynamic interplay between brain functioning and expressive and emotional stimulation. 2013 National Mature Media Award (Merit Award Winner)

Music Remembers Me Connection and Wellbeing in Dementia – Music remembers me brings to life the experience of people living with dementia and their interaction with music through an Australian-first project involving more than 700 aged care residents. While a diagnosis of dementia may be stressful and challenging, this book equips people living with dementia and those who support them with positive, meaningful ways of using music to enjoy experiences together-maximising feeling and connection. Music remembers me includes moving stories from music engagement at HammondCare – one of Australia’s leading health and aged care providers – along with practical advice and tips about introducing music into daily care. Author Kirsty Beilharz has woven together fascinating insights into music, our brains and dementia with practical advice on music engagement. This ground-breaking book is written with the general reader in mind and is certain to be a vital resource for supporting people living with dementia in Australia and around the world.

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Offering both an accessible introduction to dementia and practical activities, this pack will be ideal for health and social care professionals, students of social care, health care and nursing, people with dementia, carers and anyone wanting to understand more about the condition. It includes activities involving music, arts, outdoor spaces, and maintaining friendships.                                        

The Dementia Activities Pack includes:

Dementia: The Basics – provides the reader with a clear and compassionate introduction to dementia and an accessible guide to dealing with different parts of the dementia journey, from pre-diagnosis and diagnosis to post-diagnostic support, increasing care needs and end of life care. Co-authored by an academic, a person living with dementia and a family carer, the book endeavours to raise awareness of dementia, challenge stereotypical and negative ideas about what it means to have dementia and champion a society where people living with dementia can be active as they wish for as long as possible. The authors present an overview of current research at each step of the dementia journey as well as including knowledge from lived experience, enhancing understanding and challenging thinking about what it might be like to live with a diagnosis or to care for a loved one. As a whole, the book emphasises the importance of prioritising the person living with dementia, as well as considering the impact of what any initiative or action might mean for them, their families and their care supporters.

Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia – Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia discusses how to effectively use outside spaces for people with dementia. It not an academic guide to research but a practical book filled with case studies from across the world. Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia is edited by internationally respected experts Mary Marshall and Annie Pollock. Featuring authors from Japan, USA, Norway, the UK as well as Australia, the book provides a review of evidence-based research supporting the importance of access to outdoor spaces, tips on understanding how to use outdoor spaces appropriately and case studies from around the world describing how to develop and utilise well designed spaces for people with dementia. Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia is written for:

people who own and commission buildings for people with dementia;

architects and landscape architects;

managers of facilities for people with dementia;

medical, nursing and care staff;

occupational therapists and physiotherapists;

relatives of people with dementia; and

people living with dementia.

Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume Two – Expand and enrich your Best Friends activity programming with 149 all-new activities for individuals with dementia. Like the first book, this collection of fun and easy activities will add both meaning and enjoyment to the activities at your adult day center, home care setting, or residential care facility.

Transcending Dementia Through the TTAP Method – The brain-stimulating approach known as Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming (TTAP) has a proven record of improving the lives of people with dementia by increasing their engagement and functioning. In Transforming Dementia through Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming: A New Psychology of Art, the Brain, and Cognition you now have all the tools and instructions for putting this innovative and life-affirming approach to work in your own care setting. You too can successfully enervate the minds and hearts of people living with this challenging cognitive disease. Participation in the creative arts has been shown to promote cell growth that enhances the brain’s ability to learn and recall new information, create new ideas, and make new connections. Using 12 separate forms of creative expression – ranging from sculpture and painting to physical movement and mental imagery – TTAP builds on themes in an integrative way that helps each individual with dementia draw upon memories, feelings, and intellectual reserves that promote positive self-regard and active social participation. Sample activity protocols guide you through the process of engagement to help you quickly master the steps. Activities using the TTAP method can provide: -significant stimulation and integration of multiple brain regions -enjoyment, engagement, creativity, relaxation, and a sense of purpose for people with even advanced dementia -an easy-to-follow framework that allows infinite variations on themes and personal interests -complete documentation for tracking and evaluation -opportunities for one-on-one or group programming By blending the principles of art and therapeutic recreation with the latest findings in brain research, Transforming Dementia through Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming presents an exciting new psychological taxonomy that captures the dynamic interplay between brain functioning and expressive and emotional stimulation. 2013 National Mature Media Award (Merit Award Winner)

Music Remembers Me Connection and Wellbeing in Dementia – Music remembers me brings to life the experience of people living with dementia and their interaction with music through an Australian-first project involving more than 700 aged care residents. While a diagnosis of dementia may be stressful and challenging, this book equips people living with dementia and those who support them with positive, meaningful ways of using music to enjoy experiences together-maximising feeling and connection. Music remembers me includes moving stories from music engagement at HammondCare – one of Australia’s leading health and aged care providers – along with practical advice and tips about introducing music into daily care. Author Kirsty Beilharz has woven together fascinating insights into music, our brains and dementia with practical advice on music engagement. This ground-breaking book is written with the general reader in mind and is certain to be a vital resource for supporting people living with dementia in Australia and around the world.