Montessori-based Activities for Persons with Dementia

Author: Cameron J. Camp

Publisher: Myers Research Inst

ISBN: 9781933829005

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 6795

Expand your activity programming with all new Montessori-based activities for people with dementia. A follow-up to the popular first book, Volume 2 promotes increased opportunities for socialization and interaction. The book includes intergenerational programming, group activities, ideas especially for men, and sensory stimulation exercises. Also, range-of-motion and self-care activities for enhancing restorative nursing and rehabilitation are described. Step-by-step instructions and tips for extension and adaptation are provided for all 38 activities.

You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

The Montessori Method for Positive Dementia Care

Author: Tom Brenner,Karen Brenner,Frank Brenner

Publisher: Brenner Pathways

ISBN: 9780615762456

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 158

View: 5236

Follow Tom and Karen Brenner as they help people living with dementia, their families and caregivers navigate this challenging condition using techniques first developed by Maria Montessori. This positive and inspiring book values the person being cared for and offers methods and strategies to engage them and help families and caregivers connect.

A Different Visit

Author: Cameron J. Camp

Publisher: Health Professions Press

ISBN: 9781938870262

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9899


I Care

Author: Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452590737

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 174

View: 9160

"I Care is a comprehensive book that offers a greater understanding of how to manage the difficulties of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias..." -- front cover

Alzheimer's Activities That Stimulate the Mind

Author: Emilia Bazan-Salazar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071465332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8732

Based on its author's four-year study and 15 years of experience in Alzheimer's and dementia-related care, Alzheimer's Activities That Stimulate the Mind is the only book offering exercises appropriate to each of the four stages of the disease. It features hundreds of exercises across an array of areas and disciplines, including arts and crafts, community outings, physical activity, religion and spirituality, grooming, gardening, music, and many more.

Creative Connections in Dementia Care

Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication

Author: Katie Norris,Jennifer A. Brush

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870422

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 88

View: 8638

Creativity is preserved in dementia long after other abilities are lost, so that making art provides rich opportunities for meaningful engagement for people with this disease. Creative Connections(TM) in Dementia Care provides care partners with the knowledge and easy-to-follow steps they need to successfully implement art projects in a group or one-on-one setting--and no art experience is required! Written for anyone who cares for a person with dementia--family members, friends, and professionals-- this how-to guide is packed with guidance to help enhance communication, interactions, task breakdown, and problem-solving efforts while also encouraging the abilities of each participant. People with dementia enjoy valuable benefits when they actively engage in a creative activity: Ÿ stress is reduced Ÿ memories can be accessed Ÿ mood and self-esteem are elevated Ÿ a sense of personal identity and achievement is experienced To help create these opportunities, Creative Connections(TM) in Dementia Care provides 10 basic art project "recipes," detailing supplies, instructions, and activity modifications, as well as colorful, step-by-step photographs that show how to demonstrate and lead the activity for the person with dementia. Each art activity is failure-free and does not require memory skills to complete. Bring joy and a powerful sense of connection to the lives of people experiencing dementia with this one-of-a-kind guide!

Brain Flexers

Games and Activities to Strengthen Memory

Author: Janelle Sellick,Kristin Einberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870378

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

View: 2737

This collection of 86 one-page activities is designed especially for individuals with early memory loss to help strengthen brain functioning, promote social interaction, and provide hours of meaningful entertainment. Using trivia, reminiscence, and word association, individuals can refresh their memory and gain new knowledge on a wide variety of topics related to people, places, and things. Whether enjoyed by individuals or with groups, these activities stimulate an assortment of matching, fill-in-the-blank, and brainstorming skills. Each one includes answers as well as facilitator instructions for enhancing engagement. The contents are grouped around eight themes, including geography, creativity, sharpening your senses, history and culture, and more.

The Connectins Activity Program for People with Dementia

A Planning and Intervention Guide

Author: Ellen Bikoff-Phipps,Barbara Braddock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870392

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 131

View: 7315

A resource and intervention guide for family caregivers, students, volunteers, home-care providers, healthcare professionals to use for identifying and setting up meaningful activities for persons with memory impairment based on the practice principles of Therapeutic Recreation, Montessori-Based Dementia Care, and Cognitive Intervention approaches. The Connections program provides specific tools for determining what level or approximate stage the person with memory loss is experiencing and what types of activity would be most appropriate based on a Leisure Interests Survey. It applies a Montessori-like approach for adapting activities for early, middle, and advanced dementia. It also walks readers through appropriate dialogue for providing assistance at each stage in the Guided Interventions.

Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia

Author: Linda Clare,Robert T. Woods

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841699127

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 4624

The relevance of cognitive rehabilitation for people with dementia is becoming increasingly accepted by researchers and practitioners in the field. This special issue draws together examples of state-of-the-art research and systematic review by experts in this exciting and growing area. The contributors show how cognitive rehabilitation approaches can be applied, in different ways, to help optimise functioning and address specific difficulties across the full spectrum of severity. While the main focus is on the more commonly diagnosed forms of dementia, treatment possibilities for people with fronto-temporal dementia are also explored. Cognitive rehabilitation interventions need to be grounded in a clear assessment of the profile of strengths and limitations in cognitive functioning, and to demonstrate where possible that treatment effects extend beyond improvement on target measures to have a meaningful impact on wellbeing and quality of life. For this reason, the special issue includes contributions that explore detailed aspects of cognitive functioning or describe new developments in evaluating quality of life in dementia. Cognitive rehabilitation, it is suggested, should be viewed as one important component of a holistic approach to helping people with dementia, their families, and those who care for them. This special issue seeks both to provide information about what has already been achieved and to encourage and stimulate further progress.

Spaced Retrieval Step by Step

An Evidence-Based Mrmory Intervention

Author: Jeanette Benigas,Jennifer Brush,Gail Elliot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870460

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 168

View: 6910

Spaced Retrieval (SR) is an effective way to support individuals with dementia and other memory loss. This book takes a fresh approach to SR, teaching the innovative process step by step so you can better assist people in learning the important information needed to improve independence, safety, and quality of life. Using this proven memory-training strategy allows people to learn and store important information so that, with practice, it can be easily accessed and retrieved. This book includes: - illustrative case studies - forms for easy implementation (also available as downloadable PDF files) - visual cuing tools - summary of evidence that supports effectiveness Whether you have used SR techniques in the past or if you are new to this innovative approach to supporting memory, you will find that this book offers practical guidelines, useful tools, and a research review of how SR has developed over time. Speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, nurses, home care professionals, and family members at all levels of care can use SR to positively impact the lives of people with memory loss. "With a technique that is easy for anybody to learn and with the potential to achieve amazing outcomes, this is one of the most powerful books ever written to help people living with dementia to do so with dignity, respect, and independence." --Ann Kelly, Managing Director, Montessori Ageing Support Services

I'm Still Here

A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer's

Author: John Zeisel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583333358

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 262

View: 8214

An optimistic assessment of Alzheimer's disease counsels caregivers on how to stay connected with affected loved ones through such venues as touch, facial expressions, and music, in a guide that reveals the ways in which Alzheimer's patients retain their creativity and emotional intelligence. 25,000 first printing.

The End-Of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia

Author: Joyce Simard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870026

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 274

View: 3479

This innovative care program blends nursing care and meaningful activities to promote peaceful and relaxing end-of-life experiences for older adults with late-stage dementia. The first program created specifically for this hardest-to-serve population, Namaste care also meets the latest regulatory guidelines for person-centered activity programming. With this practical guide, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living settings, memory care communities, and hospices can easily and affordably implement a Namaste Care program to not only improve resident quality of life but also to increase family involvement and strengthen staff morale.

A Different Visit

Activities for Caregivers and Their Loved Ones with Memory Impairments

Author: Adena Joltin,Cameron Camp,Beverly Noble,Vincent Antenucci

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984886418


Page: N.A

View: 2595

Paperback Version of formerly spiral bound manual. This book will show family members how to have a better visit with a loved one with a cognitive disability. Includes easy to follow instructions designed to engage family members and their loved ones in purposeful activity.

Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer's Dementia

Author: Judith A. Levy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491016442

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 270

View: 4744

This book will provide a selection of user-friendly activities that will help maintain your parent's self-care skills, mobility, and socialization. These tasks encourage success and feelings of self-worth, and offer imaginative ways to interact with your parent.

Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror

A Detective's Manual for Solving Problems Associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Author: Cameron J. Camp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984886401

Category: Dementia

Page: 190

View: 3233

"In 'Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror,' Dr. Cameron Camp writes with wit and compassion, aiming to help his audience better understand how dementia affects memory, and how memory loss may affect behavior. Going against conventional wisdom, the author stresses that the key to successfully caring for persons with dementia is to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses--to see the person and not the disease. His entertaining and insightful book examines cases based on real individuals to illustrate common challenging behaviors and how to approach these challenges. Readers act as detectives and are given the tools and the resources to understand why persons with dementia do what they do, and how to solve their own cases. More importantly, the stories lead the reader to new ideas, new ways of thinking, and a new attitude towards persons with dementia."--From publisher description.