Expand and enrich your Best Friends activity programming with 149 all-new activities for individuals with dementia. Like the first book, this collection of fun and easy activities will add both meaning and enjoyment to the activities at your adult day center, home care setting, or residential care facility. Feedback and insights from individuals with early-stage dementia helped shape this new collection, as well as activity suggestions from national and international dementia programs. As a result, the activities include a new focus on diversity and multiculturalism. Also featured are topics of interest to participants in their 50s and 60s, such as the Internet, advocacy, and community service. Participants, staff, and family members will enjoy fresh ideas for creative art projects, interactive games, and evening activities. New themes to explore in Volume 2 include activities related to the kitchen and food, life story sharing and reminiscence, religious and spiritual traditions, and wellness. Adaptations for people in the early and late stages of Alzheimer s disease, preventive measures to avoid unwanted surprises, and conversation tips make these activities particularly versatile.
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This is a well-organized, practical guide, filled with individual and group activities that can actually be used. On many pages they give a warning of things that can go wrong, thus preventing me from learning EVERYTHING the hard way. I loved it so much that I gave my first copy to the my dad's health care facility. Now I need another for myself. Many of the group activities are fun for families in general.