Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia

Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia

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by James R. Dowling, Dowling
     
 

"Provides detailed information about programming activities and developing an atmosphere that is responsive to patients with dementia. Topics include exercise, horticulture, communication, pets, humor, social events, and music. Each description include the rationale for the activity and some of the trial and error involved in developing the activity." --

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"Provides detailed information about programming activities and developing an atmosphere that is responsive to patients with dementia. Topics include exercise, horticulture, communication, pets, humor, social events, and music. Each description include the rationale for the activity and some of the trial and error involved in developing the activity." -- Connections from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

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Booknews
The principle of encouraging people suffering from dementia to engage in empowering and normalizing activity has long been established, and here is a set of suggestions for specific activities and how to implement them, drawn from experiences at the Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner, Maine. They include word games, music, art, cooking, gardening, pets, and spirituality. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

While little can be done for the disease of dementia itself, much can be done to help direct the quality of life of the persons with the disease, and Keeping Busy succeeds in providing ideas for improving the quality of life for the Alzheimer patient.

Connections from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

Provides detailed information about programming activities and developing an atmosphere that is responsive to patients with dementia. Topics include exercise, horticulture, communication, pets, humor, social events, and music. Each description include the rationale for the activity and some of the trial and error involved in developing the activity. Colorful anecdotes enliven the text and illustrate both successes and limitations.

OT Week

A practical, compassionate book that offers a variety of activities for people with dementia that can help improve their quality of life... The books closes with an appendix of 'good catalogs' that offer resources for caregivers of people with cognitive impairments or dementia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801850585
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.76(d)

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Nancy Mace

James Dowling's important goal in Keeping Busy is to provide hands-on information for truly therapeutic activities for persons with dementia. He has succeeded brilliantly and made a substantial contribution to the field. Dowling describes a series of activities designed to reduce problem behaviors and give meaning to life. They do not require expensive gadgets, elaborate preparation, or special training. Here is a sound theory, genuine compassion for impaired people, and a wonderful sense of the joy of life.

Nancy Mace, author of The 36-Hour Day

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