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The Activity Year Book: A Week by Week Guide for Use in Elderly Day and Residential Care [Paperback]

Anni Bowden , Nancy Lewthwaite
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15 Mar 2009
Engagement in meaningful activity is an important aspect of human existence, regardless of ones cognitive abilities. Even in the later stages of dementia, people can still be engaged in activities at a level that allows them to be successful. In fact in these later stages, where cognitive abilities may be waning, the need for activity becomes greater, as cognitive stimulation helps preserve what skills remain.For care staff looking after older people, many of whom may have some degree of dementia, coming up with ideas for activities of a suitable level to keep their residents engaged and stimulated can be challenging."The Activity Year Book" solves this problem, offering week by week themed activities. From Valentine's Day quizzes to Bonfire Night word searches, it has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, and also encourages reminiscence and discussion around these events.This book will be invaluable to care staff looking for a simple way of improving the lives of their residents, week by week, all year round.

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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley (15 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843109638
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843109631
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anni Bowden has a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Salford University in Manchester, UK and worked for many years as an occupational therapist, helping a wide range of people whose humour and dignity have been an inspiration to her. She spent her working life in the beautiful High Peak of Derbyshire where she still lives. Nancy Lewthwaite graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with a degree in Rehabilitation Medicine. She worked for over 30 years in a variety of settings as both a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist and became particularly interested in the area of cognitive stimulation. Nancy has served on a variety of steering committees related to projects with the elderly and was the recipient of the B.C.S.O.T. Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year award in 2001.

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By Carolyn
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I purchased this to give me ideas and inspiration when I first started my job as an Activity Co-ordinator in a large care home.I found it very useful and still refer to it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars activity yearbook 14 Feb 2011
By jan
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This book I bought several months ago to help in my work with the elderly. It is absolutely brilliant. It can be used to plan activities and give oppertunities expand on and create others. All the staff rave about it and I am delighted. The elderly I work with also enjoy the numerous activities from it. They find the activities challenging and fresh. We can use it in so many different ways.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well worth it 6 Aug 2012
By kaz
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This book gives numerous ideas. various difficulty levels for the puzzles which suits the day centre where i work. it has been popular and will be keeping us busy for ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Activities coordinators must have this! 1 Aug 2012
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I have found this book absolutely brilliant in helping with almost day to day suggestions with helping to keep my residents happy. The quizzes are brilliant and we do them over and over. Many suggestions on great projects and parties as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 8 Mar 2014
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Fabulous resources for any one working with dementia it may need some extra bits of your own but as a beginning it's superb
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is brilliant 18 Nov 2013
By doris
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this book is perfect, particulary as it seperated the year out in to months, this is essential for groups large and small.
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