The concept of playfulness as part of the overall ‘treatment’ of people who have barriers to leisure especially in residential care has been around for some time now. This book presents some of the theories, however it also has a section called clown play 101-integrating clown plays into your own practice a step by step process and then 53 activities to try. This book is a great read and invaluable to students of leisure and lifestyle, recreation staff in all areas and managers of residential care facilities and community centres.
The primary aim of the SMILE study was to examine the effects of humour therapy on mood, social engagement and agitation. And effects of humour therapy on older people with dementia.This film documents the study, and follows comedian Jean-Paul Bell as he delivers the humour intervention to residents in aged care facilities.
This heart-warming film provides a fascinating insight into how life can be improved in aged care facilities and shows we don’t stop living, till we stop breathing.
The book offers a practical approach on how to increase connections with people living with a dementia. The book identifies what it takes to ensure the essence of living is at the heart of a care home. Each essence of "being" in dementia care is explained and includes a wide range of simple but effective ideas for transforming a care home.
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