June 03, 2014

Resources for recreation staff

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au
The professional activity manager and consultant
This is the reference book that every manager or consultant needs to have! Whether you are a recreational therapist, activity professional, occupational therapist, or other type of therapist, this book provides you with hands-on instruction to excel at your job as a manager or consultant. The forty-two chapters are divided into ten sections: Introduction to Management and Consulting, Competency and Ethical Issues, Regulatory Issues, The Facility, Staffing, Adult Learning, Evaluation, Overview of Consulting, Consulting Techniques, and Managing a Consulting Business. The book contains many ready-made forms, checklists for quality assurance, and other easy-to-read quick reference sections to help you locate the information you need quickly.

Activities Directors' Quarterly for Alzheimer's and other Dementia Patients
Best Therapeutic Activities Compendium
Special issue of this journal which brings together the best and most requested activities published in ADQ over the past decadfe.

Activities 2 Go [CD-Rom]
Activities 2 Go is a resource magazine for Leisure and Lifestyle Staff, Diversional Therapists, Activities Coordinators and Occupational Therapists working in aged care facilities, hospitals and day centres. With an activity suggestion for every day of the month, A2Go Magazine provides innovative, fresh and enjoyable activity suggestions. Built around a ‘List of Special Days’, many of the activities are written to coincide with Australian National or International occasions. Such occasions include seasonal celebrations such as Easter, Mother’s Day and Remembrance Day, as well as internationally observed days like the International Day of the Older Person. In this way, our activities connect your clients with what’s happening in the broader community, and stimulate in them a continued interest in current affairs and events. 

The  Ulverscroft large print song book - Books 1 and 2
Two volumes of lyrics to popular songs, hymns and carols from the early 20th century.  Suitable to sing in group activities sessions.

Transcending dementia through the TTAP method : a new psychology of art brain, and cognition
The brain-stimulating approach known as Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming (TTAP) has a proven record of improving the lives of people with dementia by increasing their engagement and functioning. Activities using the TTAP method can provide significant stimulation and integration of multiple brain regions; enjoyment, engagement, creativity, relaxation, and a sense of purpose for people with even advanced dementia. It has anan easy-to-follow framework that allows infinite variations on themes and personal interests; complete documentation for tracking and evaluation; opportunities for one-on-one or group programming.

Strengthen your mind : activities for people with early memory loss
These 70 engaging activities will stimulate the minds, memories, and senses of older adults. Designed especially for individuals with early memory loss, the short, one-page worksheets strengthen brain functioning, promote social interaction, and provide hours of meaningful enjoyment.


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