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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...

  • 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...

  • Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias 3ed

    Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias 3ed

    by Naomi Feil

    *No refund on this item - Was $79.00* *Reduced by 25% - Now $59.25* Validation is a practical way of communicating with and managing problem behaviour in older adults with Alzheimer's-type dementia. It helps reduce stress, enhance dignity, and increase happiness. Since its inception in 1989, Validation has helped thousands of professional and family caregivers improve their relationships with residents and loved ones with dementia. Caregivers who use these techniques validate older adults' expressed feelings, rather than focusing on disorientation and confusion.  In this Anniversary Edition of The Validation Breakthrough, you'll learn...

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