Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia

A Guide for Caregivers

Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia

Music has long been a vital instrument in transcending cognitive issues; bringing people together, and allowing a person to live in the moment. This book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment.

Living Well with Dementia through Music

A Resource Book for Activities Providers and Care Staff

Living Well with Dementia through Music

Music is an essential tool in dementia care. This accessible guide embraces ways in which music can enhance the daily lives of those with dementia. It draws on the expertise of practitioners regularly working in dementia settings, as well as incorporating research on people with dementia, to help anyone, whether or not they have any musical skills or experience, to successfully use music in dementia care. Guiding the reader through accessible activities with singing, percussion, sounding bowls and other musical tools, the book shows how music may can be used from the early to late stages of dementia. This creative outlet can extend to inspire dance, movement, poetry and imagery. The chapters include creative uses of technology, such as tablets and personal playlists. The book also covers general considerations for using music with people living with dementia in institutional settings, including evaluating and recording outcomes. Living Well with Dementia through Music is the perfect go-to guide for music-based activities with people living with dementia.

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to older people, relating to the group's shared experiences.

The Art of Business

A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment

The Art of Business

Working as an independent contractor or in private practice is often the ideal scenario for creative therapists who want to control their own career and make decisions about the jobs and clients they take on. This practical guide to successful self-employment takes you through every step of the process, from coming up with the idea and marketing yourself, finding jobs, and interviewing, to maintaining jobs and what happens when you or your client want to end the job. Each chapter is packed with practical information and illustrative stories from the author's extensive experience of setting up her own art therapy business, considering all the likely obstacles you may face, and covering topics such as ethics and interns. This accessible companion contains all the information a creative therapist who wants to find work as an independent contractor will need to get started. It will be suitable for any level of experience and all creative therapists, including art, music, drama and dance therapists.

Creative Approaches in Dementia Care

Creative Approaches in Dementia Care

A practical introduction to the use of the arts in dementia care. Based on experience, the book provides clear guidance on how to employ a variety of innovative techniques including art, music and dance therapies, to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of people with dementia.

I'm Still Here

Creating a better life for a loved one living with Alzheimer's

I'm Still Here

The unfortunate popular perception is that when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, they are immediately lost to themselves, to those who love them and to those they love. In I'M STILL HERE, John Zeisel shows how you can connect with someone through the fog of dementia and build a relationship with the person within. This groundbreaking book focuses on connecting with Alzheimer's sufferers through the abilities that don't diminish over the course of the disease, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions and touch. By harnessing these capacities, and by using other approaches to treatment, this book demonstrates how it is possible to offer sufferers a quality of life with a connection to others and to the world around them.

Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia

Opportunities and Obstacles

Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia

Based on research into ten key areas relevant to dementia, this book offers practical advice and suggestions.

Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design

Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design

This volume discusses pleasurable design — a part of the traditional usability design and evaluation methodologies. The book emphasizes the importance of designing products and services to maximize user satisfaction. By combining this with traditional usability methods it increases the appeal of products and use of services. This book focuses on a positive emotional approach in product, service, and system design and emphasizes aesthetics and enjoyment in user experience and provides dissemination and exchange of scientific information on the theoretical and practical areas of affective and pleasurable design for research experts and industry practitioners from multidisciplinary backgrounds, including industrial designers, emotion designer, ethnographers, human-computer interaction researchers, human factors engineers, interaction designers, mobile product designers, and vehicle system designers.

Health Promotion and Aging

Practical Applications for Health Professionals, Sixth Edition

Health Promotion and Aging

Praise for the fifth edition: I applaud Dr. Haber for addressing key concepts and issues in health promotion and aging, and making them accessible, respectful, mindful, and empowering. -Marilyn R. Gugliucci, PhD Director, Geriatrics Education and Research, University of New England Past President, AGHE David Haber has done it again! ...A must-have for students and faculty alike. -Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN Substantially revised and updated, the sixth edition of this classic text continues to define healthy aging by illustrating how to prevent disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness. New to this edition is current information regarding the future of Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act, information about the Healthy People 2020 initiative supported with examples, up-to-date and comprehensive medical screening recommendations, and an extensive review of new developments in complementary and alternative medicine, geriatric mental health, community health, and public health policy. A new section on technology and aging is also included, as well as an instructor's manual. The text synthesizes current research findings with practical applications, and includes detailed and updated descriptions of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging's Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging. New to this Edition: Up-to-date coverage of the future of Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, and the Healthy People 2020 initiative New section on technology and aging Current developments in complementary and alternative medicine New findings regarding geriatric physical and mental health and community health Current information about exercise, nutrition and weight management Updated information on public health policy Current trends in long-term care and end-of-life-care Updated sociodemographic trends Instructor's manual