Montessori-based Activities for Persons with Dementia

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Author: Cameron J. Camp

Publisher: Myers Research Inst

ISBN: 9781933829005

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Expand your activity programming with all new Montessori-based activities for people with dementia. A follow-up to the popular first book, Volume 2 promotes increased opportunities for socialization and interaction. The book includes intergenerational programming, group activities, ideas especially for men, and sensory stimulation exercises. Also, range-of-motion and self-care activities for enhancing restorative nursing and rehabilitation are described. Step-by-step instructions and tips for extension and adaptation are provided for all 38 activities.

Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia

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Author: Linda Clare,Robert T. Woods

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841699127

Category: Medical

Page: 333

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The relevance of cognitive rehabilitation for people with dementia is becoming increasingly accepted by researchers and practitioners in the field. This special issue draws together examples of state-of-the-art research and systematic review by experts in this exciting and growing area. The contributors show how cognitive rehabilitation approaches can be applied, in different ways, to help optimise functioning and address specific difficulties across the full spectrum of severity. While the main focus is on the more commonly diagnosed forms of dementia, treatment possibilities for people with fronto-temporal dementia are also explored. Cognitive rehabilitation interventions need to be grounded in a clear assessment of the profile of strengths and limitations in cognitive functioning, and to demonstrate where possible that treatment effects extend beyond improvement on target measures to have a meaningful impact on wellbeing and quality of life. For this reason, the special issue includes contributions that explore detailed aspects of cognitive functioning or describe new developments in evaluating quality of life in dementia. Cognitive rehabilitation, it is suggested, should be viewed as one important component of a holistic approach to helping people with dementia, their families, and those who care for them. This special issue seeks both to provide information about what has already been achieved and to encourage and stimulate further progress.

Here's How to Treat Dementia

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Author: Jennifer L. Loehr,Megan L. Malone

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597566675

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology

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Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080959726

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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New trends in mental healthcare practice and a rapid increase in the aged population are causing an explosion in the fields of clinical gerontology and geropsychology today. This comprehensive second edition handbook offers clinicians and graduate students clear guidelines and reliable tools for assessing general mental health, cognitive functioning, functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, behavior deficits, and more. Psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning are addressed in full, and a wide range of conditions and disorders common to this patient population are covered. Each chapter provides an empirical review of assessment instruments, assessment scales in their totality, a review of how these instruments are used with and adapted for different cultural groups, illustration of assessments through case studies, and information on how to utilize ongoing assessment in treatment and/or treatment planning. This combination of elements will make the volume the definitive assessment source for clinicians working with elderly patients. The most comprehensive source of up-to-date data on gerontological assessment, with review articles covering: psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source, saving researchers and clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of further research and care they can provide Chapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. driving ability, mental competency, sleep, nutrition, sexual functioning, demntias, elder abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, etc Fully informs readers regarding conditions most commonly encountered in real world treatment of an elderly patient population Each chapter cites case studies to illustrate assessment techniques Exposes reader to real-world application of each assessment discussed

Dementia

Person-Centered Assessment and Intervention

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Author: Ellen Hickey,Michelle S. Bourgeois

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351596446

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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Person-centered care for persons with dementia has been developed and expanded over the last few decades. Speech-language pathologists are uniquely positioned to understand the striking impact that communication challenges have on persons with dementia and their caregivers, and can lead the charge to improve access to communication and participation. This volume serves as a starting point and reference manual for those who want to provide person-centered and life-enhancing services to persons with dementia, and to inspire the continued generation of quality research to demonstrate the value of cognitive-communication, behavioral, and caregiver interventions. It serves as a call to action for an interprofessional team of healthcare providers across healthcare settings to promote meaningful life engagement in persons with dementia using evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches. This volume provides background on the evolution of caring for persons with dementia, as well as a description of the diagnostic process for dementia syndromes and the cognitive and communication characteristics of dementias with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s dementia. Its chapters cover the person-centered assessment process for persons with cognitive and communicative disorders of dementias; intervention approaches for the wide variety of cognitive, communicative, eating/swallowing, and behavioral symptoms and consequences of dementia syndromes; reimbursement and documentation issues for various settings in which persons with dementia are seen; and issues and challenges of quality of life and end-of-life care.

Connecting in the Land of Dementia

Creative Activities to Explore Together

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Author: Deborah Shouse

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1942094256

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Finding the creativity in the journey through dementia is a challenge millions of people face. One in three Americans knows someone withe the disease. This practical book offers caregivers hands-on ideas for meaningful, creative activities they can do with their patients, family members, or friends who have dementia. These activities go beyond the rational mind and tap into the inherent creativity in those who are living with dementia. It also features the innovative ideas of 70 thought leaders in the field of dementia care and includes tips for busy care partners, offering quick and easy forms of renewal and respite. Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, creativity catalyst, and dementia advocate. She has an MBA but uses it only in emergencies. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Natural Awakenings, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, Spirituality & Health, The Chicago Tribune and Unity Magazine. Deborah has been featured in many anthologies, including more than four-dozen Chicken Soup books. She has written a number of business books and for years Deborah wrote a love story column for the Kansas City Star.

Caring

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Category: Older people

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