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Author Bell, Virginia, author

Title The best friends book of Alzheimer's activities. Volume 1 : 147 fun, easy, and enriching activities / Virginia Bell, David Troxel, Tonya M. Cox, Robin Hamon
Published Baltimore, MD : Health Professions Press, [2004]
Baltimore : Health Professions Press, [2004]


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Description xxi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Being together between structured times -- Recreating the classroom experience -- Let's create -- Doing for others -- Games and things to do together -- Personal care as an activity -- Especially for men -- In the home -- After dinner activities -- Conclusion: Mona Lisa and the art of good Alzheimer's care activities
Summary Bring out the best in each person with dementia each day with more than 140 versatile, easy-to-implement Best Friends activities. Thousands of caregivers around the world know that providing Best Friends' care improves the quality of life of people with dementia by building on the essential elements of friendship; respect, empathy, support, trust, humor, and sharing time together. Using the Best Friends approach to activities, anyone on staff can turn any interaction with a resident or client into an activity that satisfies essential physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Each activity contains suggestions for personalizing the activity and matching it to the remaining strengths of the individual to ensure success and reduce challenging behaviors. Many activities can be conducted spontaneously, with simple props, engaging older people in meaningful activity for extended periods. Best Friends activities are adult-oriented and flexible enough for staff and residents to add their own ideas. Special features include a list of the latest and most effective resources for activity professionals and helpful tips on communicating with people with dementia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-199)
Subject Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Long-term care.
Occupational therapy.
Recreational therapy.
Occupational Therapy -- methods.
Alzheimer Disease -- rehabilitation.
Author Troxel, David, author
Cox, Tonya M., author
Hamon, Robin, author
LC no. 2004009606
ISBN 9781878812889 (paperback)
1878812882 (paperback)
Other Titles Alzheimer's activities