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  • Healing Conversations Now: Enhance Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones

    Healing Conversations Now: Enhance Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones

    by Joan Chadbourne & Toney Silber

    *No refund on this item - Was $43.00* *Reduced by 20% - Now $34.40* We might be drawn to initiate Healing Conversations for a variety of reasons: Tony recognized the time was now if he was going to know his mom as a whole person before she died of small-cell lung cancer. Crisis compelled Joan to have more meaningful and powerfully intimate conversations with each of her parents before they died. Those interactions moved her to begin years of on-going conversations with her elder aunts. They continue today.  As we...

  • Our Ageing Brain: How our mental capacities develop as we grow older

    Our Ageing Brain: How our mental capacities develop as we grow older

    by Aleman Andr

    An international bestseller delivering good news on brain function and ageing. We all worry occasionally that our brains — particularly our memories — just don't work as well as they used to. In this illuminating book, internationally acclaimed Dutch neuroscientist André Aleman shows that though the decline in our mental capacities begins earlier than we think, this is not such a bad thing. In fact, older people are more resistant to the effects of stress, cope better with their emotions and with complex situations, and are — generally speaking —...

  • Sharpen Your Senses Cards

    Sharpen Your Senses Cards

    by Kristin Einberger

    Using all the senses each day in a variety of ways is good for the body and good for the mind! Sharpen Your Senses Cards are an excellent tool for individuals or groups to use to engage the brain through the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. Developed by author and memory-loss specialist Kristin Einberger, each of the 120 activity cards features a sensory question that will stimulate participants' imaginations, memories, critical thinking, and social and communication skills. Activity staff in community programs, adult day centers, assisted...

  • Social Work with Adults

    Social Work with Adults

    by Georgina Koubel

    Publish Date: June 2013 Social Work with Adults is a definitive and accessible textbook on adult services for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Adult social work is a complex and demanding area of practice that is constantly evolving. Practitioners in the field need to develop a depth of understanding, critical analysis, reflection and creativity as well as a capacity for dealing with change and the challenges that arise as a consequence. This invaluable book explores developments in working with adults from the days of the Poor Laws to current policies on...

  • Sunshine on My Face: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults

    Sunshine on My Face: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults

    by Lydia Burdick

    *No refund on this item - Was $42.95* *Reduced by 25% - Now $32.20* The First Picture Storybook for Memory-Challenged Adults to Read Out Loud with Their Family and Friends! This simple book for aging adults with dementia is the first of its kind. It addresses two of the major challenges that caregivers face: communicating with the person with Alzheimer's and finding meaningful ways to fill the time. The author has termed it "A Two-Lap Book" because it's designed to be read aloud by two people sitting close together;...

  • Supporting Positive Behaviour: A Workbook for Social Care Workers

    Supporting Positive Behaviour: A Workbook for Social Care Workers

    by Suzan Collins

    Communication problems, frustration and boredom can manifest themselves in physical outbursts, and working in a residential or domiciliary setting can involve responding to challenging behaviour towards staff, other residents and sometimes self-harm. Managing Challenging Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for the behaviour, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimize or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, how to monitor and record challenging behaviour and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. The book is appropriate for all staff supporting people...

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