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Keeping busy : a handbook of activities for persons with dementia

Author: James R Dowling
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
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In 'Keeping Busy, ' James Dowling describes a variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. The activities are organized by general categories such as music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events. The largest section deals with communication and includes word games that help people strengthen their remaining verbal skills. The description of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dowling, James R.
Keeping busy.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)603858490
Online version:
Dowling, James R.
Keeping busy.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)630988898
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Dowling
ISBN: 0801850584 9780801850585 0801850592 9780801850592
OCLC Number: 31489086
Description: xx, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Key ideas --
Humor --
Words and word games --
Table and social activities --
Exercise --
Music --
Art --
Television and videotapes --
Cooking --
Gardening --
Pets --
Spirituality.
Responsibility: James R. Dowling ; [with a foreword by Nancy L. Mace].
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