Connecting in the Land of Dementia : Creative Activities for Caregivers Paperback / softback
Finding the creativity in the journey through dementia is a challenge millions of people face.
This practical book offers carers practical ideas for meaningful, creative activities they can do with their patients, family members or friends who have dementia.
Many carers struggle to stay connected with their loved one and they struggle to stay connected to their own goals and dreams.
As more carers seek greater meaning and connection during their journey with dementia, the need for creative and artistic thinking will grow.
Too often, people living with dementia are entertained instead of engaged.
Their life-long activities are stripped away and they have little to do.
Research shows that artistic and imaginative activities reduce the need for psychotropic medications.
You can see and feel the difference that such projects make.
Their sense of wellbeing and purpose improves. Agitation and depression can diminish. Doing activities together increases social interactions, builds positive energy and adds a sense of discovery to the day.
This book offers carers practical, hands-on ideas for meaningful, creative activities they can do with their patients, family members or friends who have dementia.
It, also, includes creative tips for busy carers, offering quick and easy forms of renewal and respite.
These activities go beyond the rational mind and tap into the inherent creativity in those who are living with dementia.
Both family and professional carers can use these activities, in areas such as music, movement, cooking, nature, storytelling, poetry, films, technology and more, to engage and connect with people who are living with dementia.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Central Recovery Press
- Publication Date: 30/09/2016
- Category: Care of the mentally ill
- ISBN: 9781942094241