3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia (Paperback)I bought this book when it became clear that my mother's dementia worsened and would need some help with stimulation and activities while in hospital and while we were trying to place her.
The activities suggested in this book are brilliant and I was able to use so many of these ideas during this 3-month period in hospital, also involving other ladies in the bay too, who just loved these activities too.
The book starts off, as the introduction, describing how a facility was developed, specialising in care of dementia residents. The book describes aspects of the staff, the daily program and about the book.
There follows a discussion regarding activities, the good ones and the not-so-good ones, outlining some unexpected implications of both. There are a good selection of ideas for activities and, I found, prompted many of my own ideas too.
I feel it is a brilliant book, not only for relatives and carers of those with dementia but also for the staff in a day care centre or residential home, including the Activities persons. I think it could only add to anybody's knowledge and understanding of those with dementia and how to relate with them better.