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  • Activities for Older People in Care Homes: A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

    Activities for Older People in Care Homes: A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

    by Sarah Crockett

    When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role. The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how...

  • Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

    Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

    by Pauline Boss

    *Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia* Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbours as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here...

  • 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; a...

  • 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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