Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities: Volume 2

Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities: Volume 2

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Expand and enrich your Best Friends activity programming with 149 all-new activities for individuals with dementia. Like the first book, this collection of fun and easy activities will add both meaning and enjoyment to the activities at your adult day center, home care setting, or residential care facility.

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 213.36 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Health Professions Press,U.S.
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1932529268
  • 9781932529265
  • 383,907

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"Embracing the activity principles in the Best Friends model has helped us to capture the very essence of how activity programming should be for person-centered care. Our residents and staff have responded so positively to the Best Friends program that we have made Best Friends our road map to achieving excellence in dementia care."--Jill Hess, LMSW, ACSW, Vice President, Organizational Development, Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, Kal (01/01/2001)

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About Virginia Bell

Virginia Bell has lectured widely on Alzheimer's disease at national and international conferences, speaking at 12 National Education Conferences of the Alzheimer's Association and lecturing at 18 conferences of Alzheimer's Disease International. Shea (TM)s published journal articles and books, notably in Dementia Care: Patient, Family and Community (John Hopkins, 1989). Many of her articles have been reprinted numerous times: "The Alzheimer's Disease Bill of Rights" (1994), "The other Face of Alzheimer's Disease" (1999) and "Spirituality and the Person with Dementia" (2001), co-authored with David Troxel and published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and in the Alzheimer's Care Quarterly. She has also co-authored five books with David Troxel. Virginia is currently the Program Consultant for the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.|David Troxel is an internationally known expert in Alzheimera (TM)s and memory care. Hea (TM)s best known for his work with residents and families, and is an informative and engaging speaker. David holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Rutgers Medical School. During the 25 years that hea (TM)s worked in the field, hea (TM)s also served as an Executive Board member of the American Public Health Association and the Ethics Advisory Panel for the US National Alzheimera (TM)s Association. David has co-authored four influential books (most notably, The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimera (TM)s Care) on Alzheimera (TM)s relating to the disease care as well as staff development and training. Davida (TM)s a /Best Friends Approacha is built on a seemingly simple premise: that what people living with memory loss need most is a friend a " a best friend. David teaches caregivers how to understand and fulfill this a /Best Friendsa role, including special caregiving techniques and tools. He lives in Sacramento as a writer, speaker and consultant.|Tonya M. Cox, M.S.W., is Vice President of Education and Programs for the Alzheimer's Association serving greater Kentucky and southern Indiana. She began working in dementia care in 1995 in the Helping Hand Adult Day Program developing and leading activities for persons with memory loss. She also teaches and presents on activity programming and caring for persons with dementia.|Robin Hamon, M.S.W., is Family Support Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Kentucky Sanders Brown Center on Aging. She worked with the Alzheimer's Association Lexington/Bluegrass Chapter for 11 years. During her tenure as program manager for the Helping Hand Day Center, she developed a creative art training program for staff and volunteers working with persons with dementia. Her special interests are in training and providing creative arts experiences for persons with dementia.

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