A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia
In this sensitive and informative book, Eileen Shamy, a pioneer of ministry to people with Alzheimer's disease, discusses how pastoral work can help to develop holistic care for those suffering from dementia and related conditions - care which involves understanding of their spiritual as well as physical needs.
Adventures in Senior Living
J. Lawrence Driskill, STD
This resource will help you prepare for the opportunities, needs, problems, and challenges that retirement brings. Through 31 lively and interesting interviews, you learn how other people have found rewarding ways to make their retirement years meaningful and enjoyable.
Alzheimer's Disease: Activity Focused Care, Second Edition
Carly R. Hellen, OTR/L
This updated manual provides practical and innovative strategies for care of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Dancing with Dementia My Story of Living Positively with Dementia
This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help.
Enhancing the Quality of Life in Advanced Dementia
Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD, and Lisa Bloom-Charette
This book suggests therapeutic approaches to quality of life issues which are creative and innovative, while at the same time patient-focused and cost effective.
Full Circle: Spiritual Therapy for the Elderly
Kevin Kirkland and Howard McIlveen
This handy guide will assist you in starting your own spiritual therapeutic program for dementia patients. The sophistricated approach to therapy will help you cater to the needs of these clients to trigger emotional responses and enhance overall quality of life.
Geriatric Mental Health Care
Gary J. Kennedy
This essential guide is designed for mental health practitioners and primary care providers without advanced training in geriatric psychiatry.
Edited by Deborah K. Attix and Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer
This major clinical reference and text is the first volume to systematically address the entire process of neuropsychological assessment and intervention with older adults.
Group Activities with Older Adults
An ideal resource for anyone working with elderly people wanting to improve on an existing program.
Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging
Edited by Carolyn M. Aldwin, Crystal L. Park, and Avron Spiro III Foreword by Ronald P. Abeles
The volume explores how and why some people adapt more successfully than others to age-related stressors such as chronic illness, disability, and loss, and identifies ways to promote coping and resilience.
Healthy Aging Bingo
This game recognizes healthy aging as an active process worthy of discussion, support, and education.
Home Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease Video Program
Here's everything you need to create an education program for the caregivers of your patients with Alzheimer's disease and those with early stages of the disease.
How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home
Tammy LaBrake, CSW
Readers of this book will learn of four family programs that can be put into use immediately or can be changes or expanded to fit the need of an individual setting. This resource shows how educational workshops, support groups, family councils, and holiday socials increase family involvement and improve the quality of care and of life that long-term residents experience.
In-Home Assessment of Older Adults: An Interdisciplinary Approach — Second Edition
Charles Emlet, Jeffrey Crabtree, Victoria Ann Condon
This book provides the information you need to improve services to older persons.
This resource introduces you to the next step on the journey to inner peace and shows how to cut through the clutter of your mind, quiet the chorus of distracting voices, and reduce stress and anxiety so you can tap into your inner self. This wise and inspiring book will help you discover what you really want from life and find the courage to pursue your dreams.
Mary Ellen Copeland
This book is designed for use by older adolescents and adults who are working on issues related to loneliness, and for their family members and care providers.
Memory Enhancement Programs for Older Adults
May Caprio-Prevette and Prem Fry
This manual presents an intervention program of memory enhancement for older adults that integrates two approaches: cognitive restructing and traditional memory training.
Mental Disorders in Older Adults Second Edition
Steven H. Zarit and Judy M. Zarit
The authors draw on research and clinical expertise to comprehensively address normal aging processes, frequently encountered clinical problems, and effective approaches to evaluation, psychotherapy, family support, and consultation in institutional settings.
Mental Health Practice in Geriatric Health Care Settings
Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD
This resource presents a major findings from five years of research on mental health issues in older urban medical patients. Chapters cover the high comorbidity of health and mental health problems in geriatric patients, neuropychological assessment, depression, alcohol abuse in health care settings and emerging behavioral medicine issues.
Optimal Well-Being for Senior Adults I
Optimal Well-Being for Senior Adults I is the first in a series of workbooks consisting of reproducible activity handouts written for mental health professionals to provide guidance and content as they work with the changing mental health and aging needs of senior adults. The activities in the workbook are clear, easy-to-follow handouts that cover a wide range of senior adult mental health and life skills issue
Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care
In clear, accessible language, the author explores the issues relevant to sexuality and old age, and challenges us to examine our own attitudes.
Successful Communication with Alzheimer's Disease Patients
Mary Jo Santo Pietro, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Ostuni, M.A.
This manual provides 12 teaching units, each focusing on a specific aspect of communication in long-term care settings.
The Good Practice Guide to Therapeutic Activities with Older People in Care Settings
Edited by Tessa Perrin
There are many activity manuals on the market today but this publication is the first to offer a clear guideline on exactly what constitutes good practice in activity provision.
The Psychology of Ageing An Introduction 5th edition
This well-established and accessible text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated, often extensively, to reflect current thinking, and an important new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added.
Therapeutic Activities with Persons Disabled by Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Carol Bowlby, BA, BScOT, ODH
The focus of this book is on treatments for persons with Alzheimer's Disease and related Disorders, The broad goal of these treatments if to enable such individuals to accomplish their final life tasks, to affirm their personhood, to reaffirm the value of their pervious life experiences.
Therapeutic Groupwork for People with Cognitive Losses
Written by a leading author in the psychology of dementia, this new title demonstrates how to carry out therapeutic groupwork with people with cognitive losses. Focusing on developing a therapeutic relationship in a group setting and on improving the quality of life for those with cognitive loss
Therapeutic Interventions in Alzheimer's Disease 2nd Edition
Joan K. Glickstein, Ph.D.
This book is directed towards professionals working with dementia clients, particularly those who are working one-on-one with dementia clients and their caregivers. The overall goal is to provide health care professional with therapy material that can be used in the development of individualized programs suitable for use with this client population.
Treasured Memories Game
Treasured Memories is one of those lovely board games that both client and activity organizer will want to use time and time again. The object is to encourage players to recall people, events, things and stories from their past wile playing a simple and attractive board game.