Creative Connections In Dementia Care

Author by : Katie Norris
Languange : en
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Description : 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!


The Creative Arts In Dementia Care

Author by : Jill Hayes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : The physical care of people with dementia is of vital importance, but so too is their emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The creative arts are gaining increasing recognition not only as a tool for delivering effective person-centred dementia care, but also for attending to soul as well as body. Encouraging those who care for people with dementia to develop their own creative skills, this book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing the therapeutic benefits of each and giving practical examples of how they can be used with individuals or groups. They also look at the importance of creative supervision in promoting creativity and creating a safe space for honest interpersonal connection: an essential foundation for effective teamwork. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of a person with dementia, including professional staff in residential and nursing homes, hospitals and day centres, families and other non-professional carers.


Montessori For Elder And Dementia Care Volume 1

Author by : Jennifer Brush
Languange : en
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Description : Written by an international Montessori and dementia expert, this indispensable guide to Montessori for elders makes it possible for any care provider to understand and implement this innovative approach to aging. Jennifer Brush shows care communities how to create and sustain a team that integrates the Montessori philosophy throughout daily life, greatly enhancing person-centered care. Based on her years as a researcher, clinician, and educator, Brush clearly explains the concepts behind this revolutionary approach, how to create a prepared environment, and how to increase levels of life engagement for older adults. Filled with helpful forms, activity directions, and numerous examples, this thorough guide is essential in implementing the Montessori philosophy with elders or people living with dementia.


Connecting In The Land Of Dementia

Author by : Deborah Shouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Central Recovery Press, LLC
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Total Read : 40
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Description : Finding the creativity in the journey through dementia is a challenge millions of people face. One in three Americans knows someone withe the disease. This practical book offers caregivers hands-on ideas for meaningful, creative activities they can do with their patients, family members, or friends who have dementia. These activities go beyond the rational mind and tap into the inherent creativity in those who are living with dementia. It also features the innovative ideas of 70 thought leaders in the field of dementia care and includes tips for busy care partners, offering quick and easy forms of renewal and respite. Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, creativity catalyst, and dementia advocate. She has an MBA but uses it only in emergencies. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Natural Awakenings, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, Spirituality & Health, The Chicago Tribune and Unity Magazine. Deborah has been featured in many anthologies, including more than four-dozen Chicken Soup books. She has written a number of business books and for years Deborah wrote a love story column for the Kansas City Star.


A Creative Toolkit For Communication In Dementia Care

Author by : Karrie Marshall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : How can carers and relatives support a person's identity, relationships and emotional wellbeing through changes that occur in the later stages of dementia? Drawing on over ten years' experience of working with people with dementia, Karrie Marshall provides a toolkit of tried and tested creative activities to support communication and relationships. Activities are vast and varied, with outdoor activities such as bird-watching and star-gazing aimed at supporting physical health, artistic activities such as collage creation to support identity, and musical activities such as sounds and voice warm-ups to support self-expression. Marshall also sensitively covers end of life care for people with dementia, explaining how emotional support can be provided through gentle breathing activities and even puppetry, as well as covering the legal importance of power of attorney.


Library Dementia Services

Author by : Timothy J. Dickey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Total Read : 26
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Description : There are 50 million people globally living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and tens of millions of their caregivers. Library and information professionals must learn to assist those with dementia. This book explores best practice guidelines and concrete ideas for serving those with dementia and their caregivers.


Puppetry In Dementia Care

Author by : Karrie Marshall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 56
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Description : Even in the later stages of the disease, when memory, words and relationships are affected, it is possible for people with dementia to express emotions, imagination, humour, sensitivities and personal preferences. This book demonstrates the many ways in which puppetry and associated art forms such as singing and story-telling can be used in a person-centred way to create opportunities for these human responses to emerge. The author describes different scenarios in which puppetry can help facilitate connections, including in response to changes in relationships, communicating when words fail and in times of distress or conflict. She explains how puppets can be used to stimulate memories, celebrate life achievements and promote self-esteem and confidence, as well as with those nearing the end of life as part of palliative care. Strategies for introducing puppetry and other forms of creative stimulation into daily care are suggested, and real examples are used to illustrate how creativity may benefit the person with dementia beyond the immediate session. Step-by-step instructions for making a variety of puppets are also included. This thought-provoking book will be a source of inspiration and practical ideas for care staff and activity coordinators, creative arts therapists, occupational therapists, puppeteers and other artists working in care settings, as well as relatives of people with dementia looking for new ways to connect with their loved ones.


Creative Approaches In Dementia Care

Author by : Hilary Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Total Read : 98
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Description : A practical introduction to the use of the arts in dementia care. Based on experience, the book provides clear guidance on how to employ a variety of innovative techniques including art, music and dance therapies, to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of people with dementia.


Psychodynamic Approaches To The Experience Of Dementia

Author by : Sandra Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 71
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Description : Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia: Perspectives from Observation, Theory and Practice demonstrates the impact of healthcare approaches that take into account not only the practical needs but also the emotional experience of the patient, their partners, families and friends, lay carers and professional staff. Currently there is no cure for dementia, but the psychosocial and therapeutic approaches described in this volume have appeared to help people, both patients and carers, feel more contained and less lonely and isolated. Psychoanalytic theory provides a disciplined way of thinking about the internal world of an individual and their relationships. Each author provides their own commentary on the personal and interpersonal effects of dementia, endeavouring to understand behaviours and emotions which may otherwise seem incomprehensible. The subject is approached from a psychodynamic perspective, considering the unconscious, previous and current experiences and relationships, including those between patients and staff. Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia illustrates the practical and theoretical thinking of clinicians from a wide range of disciplines who are engaged in the care of people in late life with a diagnosis of dementia. It will be essential reading for mental health and health professionals in practice and training in the field of dementia.


Creative Care

Author by : Anne Basting
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins
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Description : A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders. In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder care and uses compelling, touching stories to inspire and guide us all—family, friends, and health professionals—in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia. A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Basting tells the story of how she pioneered a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones. Now used around the world, this proven method has brought light and joy to the lives of elders—and those who care for them. Here, for the first time, everyone can learn these methods. Early in her career, Basting noticed a problem: today’s elderly—especially those experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s— are often isolated in nursing homes or segregated in elder-care settings, making the final years of life feel lonely and devoid of meaning. To alleviate their sense of aloneness, Basting developed a radical approach that combines methods from the world of theater and improvisation with evidence-based therapies that connect people using their own creativity and imagination. Rooted in twenty-five years of research, these new techniques draw on core creative exercises—such as “Yes, and . . .” and “Beautiful Questions.” This approach fosters storytelling and active listening, allowing elders to freely share ideas and stories without worrying about getting the details “correct.” Basting’s research has shown that these practices stimulate the brain and awaken the imagination to add wonder and awe to patients’ daily lives—and provide them a means of connection, both with the world and with those caring for them. Creative Care promises to bring light and hope to a community that needs it most.


The Connectins Activity Program For People With Dementia

Author by : Ellen Bikoff-Phipps
Languange : en
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Description : 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.


Spirituality And Personhood In Dementia

Author by : Albert Jewell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 90
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Description : Positive shifts in attitudes mean that emphasis is now being placed on the person with dementia and their personal relationships, rather than the illness. There is also growing recognition of the significance of a person's spiritual life in forming an essential basis for their sense of identity, and in providing them with a resource for coping. Offering an inter-disciplinary approach to spirituality and personhood in dementia care, the contributors to this book are leading practitioners and researchers in the field. They provide both a theoretical structure and a practical understanding of the essential role that spirituality can play in the affirmation of personhood and identity, and of ways in which the spiritual well-being of people with dementia can be nurtured. This thought-provoking book includes chapters approaching the subject from Christian and Buddhist perspectives, discussion of inter-faith relations, and of what spirituality might mean for those not part of any faith tradition. This will be valuable reading for nurses, care workers, care commissioners and pastoral support professionals interested in a more holistic and contemplative approach to caring for people with dementia.


Puppetry In Dementia Care

Author by : Karrie Marshall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Pub
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Total Read : 80
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Description : This book demonstrates how puppetry and associated art forms such as singing and story-telling can be used to nurture and support connections with people with dementia. Strategies for using puppetry in daily care are suggested and step-by-step instructions for making the puppets are included.


Healing Arts Therapies And Person Centered Dementia Care

Author by : Anthea Innes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 97
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Description : Offers practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals delivering person-centered dementia care. By using case studies of different arts therapies, the contributors show the beneficial effects of this approach leading to the benefits of a sense of community and group interaction.


Performance And Dementia

Author by : Nicky Hatton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Total Read : 96
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Description : This book explores how theatre and performance can change the way we think about dementia and some of the environments in which dementia care takes place. Drawing on the author’s creative practice and other performance projects in the UK, it explores some of the challenges and opportunities of making performance in care homes. Rather than focusing on the transformative potential of the arts, it asks how artists can engage with the different types of relationships that exist in a care community. These include the relationships that residents and staff have with each other as well as relationships with care spaces. Exploring the intersection between participatory performance and the everyday creativity of a care home, it argues that the arts have a cultural role to play in supporting dementia care as a relational practice. Moreover, it celebrates the intrinsic creativity of caregiving and how principles and practices of care work can inform theatre and performance in diverse ways.


Creating Connections Between Nursing Care And The Creative Arts Therapies

Author by : Carole-Lynne Le Navenec
Languange : en
Publisher by : Charles C Thomas Publisher
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Total Read : 78
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Description : The primary goal of this text is to promote educational advancement for health care professionals on the topic of how creative arts therapies can assist patients and clients to achieve specific goals or outcomes. More specifically, the book seeks to create a closer connection between nursing care and the creative arts therapies in order to promote professional collaboration and to expand the concept of holistic care. Most of its twenty chapters explore the theoretical and practical implications of the creative arts therapies as illustrated in single and multiple-case studies. The chapters’ authors are creative arts therapists, nurses, social workers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and occupational therapists. They describe creative therapeutic approaches involving art, music, creative writing, dance/movement, and drama in various health care settings. This unique book is designed for a wide range of health care professionals, including nursing, the creative arts therapies, psychology, social work, medicine, occupational, recreational, and physical therapies, and others who are interested in learning more about creative treatment approaches and their application to varied care settings.


Dementia Care

Author by : Marie Boltz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 89
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Description : This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is like any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transitions to acute care and long-term care. The text also places a special emphasis on measures of quality, cultural sensitivity, and implications for health care policy. Written by experts in the field, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians, students, healthcare administrators, and policymakers who aim to improve the quality of life of both the person with dementia and their informal caregiver.


Psycho Spiritual Care In Health Care Practice

Author by : Guy Harrison
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 82
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Description : Meeting the psychological and spiritual needs of patients is vital to supporting their wellbeing in health care settings. To develop an effective, holistic and inclusive approach to care within predominantly medical health care models, practitioners across health care disciplines must work collaboratively to understand the complex, significant relationships between their patients' medical, therapeutic and spiritual requirements. Bridging the gap between care disciplines, the book presents an innovative vision of patient wellbeing enriched by a synthesis of psychological, spiritual and medical approaches. Prominent practitioners from a range of disciplines including nursing and psychiatry demonstrate how their psycho-spiritual approaches meet the individual needs of patients, adapting to their emotional, spiritual and religious requirements. Accessible and enlightening, this book offers significant practical insight into the role of psychologically informed spiritual care.


A Loving Approach To Dementia Care

Author by : Laura Wayman
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Total Read : 75
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Description : A Loving Approach to Dementia Care is an empathetic guide, filled with respect, calm, creativity—and love.


Arts Dementia

Author by : Ruth Mateus-Berr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Total Read : 82
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Description : Dementia is a term that encompasses a wide range of symptoms. In Europe alone about 10 million people live with dementia. Where health policy and medical approaches reach their limits, art and design strategies can open up new perspectives for people living with dementia – in terms of their abilities and circumstances and their social environment. This interdisciplinary handbook is aimed at people working and researching in the field of dementia. It offers insights into the possibilities and limitations of artistic and art-related interventions in relation to dementia. This publication brings together contributions from the disciplines of design, architecture, and art, music, and museum education, providing a variety of insights into this multifaceted syndrome.


Dance And Creativity Within Dance Movement Therapy

Author by : Hilda Wengrower
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 27
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Description : Dance and Creativity within Dance Movement Therapy discusses the core work and basic concepts in dance movement therapy (DMT), focusing on the centrality of dance, the creative process and their aesthetic-psychological implications in the practice of the profession for both patients and therapists. Based on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inputs from fields such as philosophy, anthropology and dance, contributions examine the issues presented by cultural differences in DMT through the input of practitioners from several diverse countries. Chapters blend theory and case studies with personal, intimate reflections to support critical descriptions of DMT interventions and share methods to help structure practice and facilitate communication between professionals and researchers. The book’s multicultural, multidisciplinary examination of the essence of dance and its countless healing purposes will give readers new insights into the value and functions of dance both in and out of therapy.


Design For Nature In Dementia Care

Author by : Garuth Chalfont
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 21
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Description : Adopts a holistic and person-centred approach to caring for dementia sufferers by considering their emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. Provides comprehensive examples of the wide range of ways a person can connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities, elements and environments.


Excellence In Dementia Care Research Into Practice

Author by : Downs, Murna
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Total Read : 18
Total Download : 592
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Description : A comprehensive text on dementia care, drawn from research evidence, practice and the experience of people with dementia.


Using Technology In Dementia Care

Author by : Arlene Astell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 49
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Description : Many new pieces of technology can be beneficial to individuals living with dementia, including both hardware and software. This straightforward guide summarises the current research on this growing topic, and gives practical advice on how available technology can be used to improve the everyday lives of people with dementia. Looking at a range of available products, such as off-the-shelf computers and smartphones, to dementia specific applications and programs, it also addresses some common obstacles and barriers faced when introducing technology in dementia care. The past twenty years have seen an array of technologies developed to improve the day-to-day lives of people with dementia; this guide shows how they can be effectively used.


Doing Relationship Centred Dementia Care

Author by : David I. J. Reid
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 86
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Description : Sharing and evaluating a series of relationship-centred approaches to dementia care, this book enables practitioners to have hands-on involvement in improving the quality of this care. Fostering a critical approach to our understanding of how we do relationship-centred dementia care, Reid shows how experiences of living with dementia, family awareness of dementia, professional knowledge of providing dementia care, and the health, social care and housing system are linked, and how good dementia care arises from the relationships between these groups. The book encourages thinking about the stigma attached to dementia, and how a focus on living well with dementia helps shape policies about people with dementia, with their voices included. Practical steps for carrying out relationship-centred dementia care are also explained, with examples of common obstacles and how to overcome them.


Tales From The Music Therapy Room

Author by : Claire Molyneux
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 17
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Description : Moving beyond progress reports, clinical assessments and practical goals, this book brings to life the reflective aspects of music therapy. The result of a collaboration between New Zealand music therapists, it invites the reader to share their encounters in the therapy room through a wide variety of writings, including short stories, poetry and personal reflections. The addition of poems by a music therapy client adds a rare and innovative dimension to this book. Grounded in clinical practice, each piece of writing starts from the lived experience in the therapy room and conveys something of the ineffable elements of music therapy. Thoughtful, touching and featuring beautiful illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone looking for a more personal account of music therapy practice, including practitioners, clients and students.


A Loving Approach To Dementia Care

Author by : Laura Wayman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Johns Hopkins University Press
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Total Read : 19
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Description : A Loving Approach to Dementia Care is a special guide, filled with respect, calmness, creativity—and love.