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|Description:||205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Importance of Activities and How to Get Started. 1. Dementia: The Basics. 2. What Are Activities For? 3. Getting to Know Your Audience. 4. How to Assess a Resident for Activities. 5. Life Stories. 6. Care Planning Activity. 7. The Value of Timetables. 8. Getting People to Join In. 9. Recording What You've Done. 10. Sensory Activity. 11. Environment and Reality Orientation. 12. Using Activity to "Solve Problems. 13. Assessing the Risks. 13. Budgeting and Money Stretching. 15. Trouble. Part II: But What Can I Actually Do? Art. Books. Cooking. Crafts. Daily Living. Exercise. Games. Gardening. Knitting. Linking with the Community. Music. Reminiscence. Rummage. Sensory. Spiritual. Theme Days. Trips Out. Afterword. Resources. References. Index.|
Covers everything from crafts to gradening, knitting, exercise games and cooking, and is a pick for any working in a care home who wants adult-oriented activities. -- Midwest Book Review Through this