Positive Interactions Program of Activities for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease / Edition 1

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Overview

For too long, caregiving has been done to people with Alzheimer's disease on the assumption they can no longer do anything for themselves. But increasingly, care providers are recognizing how much can be done with someone with dementia - that activities and interactions can be enjoyable for both care receiver and caregiver. The Positive Interactions Program of Activities for People with Alzheimer's Disease outlines an individualized approach that helps you customize your activities to the existing needs and abilities of a person at any stage in the disease." "Featuring 92 step-by-step activities for immediate implementation, this book also provides valuable communication tips that promote positive interactions in each of four categories: creative arts, daily living skills, physical exercise, and sensory experiences." "Professionals in a range of settings - activity directors, social workers, home health caregivers, nurses, nursing assistants, and volunteers - as well as family caregivers can use this activity program to enhance the quality of life of someone in their care.

Incl. 92 step-by-step activities for positive interaction in creative arts, daily living skills, sensory experiences etc.

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Outlines an individualized approach to recreational activities with Alzheimer's patients, allowing caregivers to customize activities to the needs and abilities of a person at any stage in the disease. Offers 92 activities with directions, notes on supplies, and communication tips, designed to promote positive interactions in creative arts, daily living skills, physical exercise, and sensory experiences. Early chapters overview the disease process and discuss how to prepare for activities. Useful for professional caregivers, volunteers, and family caregivers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878812407
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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