July 07, 2015

resources for diversional therapists to use with groups


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

SMILE  & Sway DVD is a fun, low impact seated workout based on the music and style of ballroom and latin dancing. You'll move to easy to follow choreographed routines to rhythms of Foxtrot, Cha Cha Cha, Tango and more.
In just under 45 minutes you'll:
•Burn calories
•Stimulate the mind
•Feel energised
•Have a great big smile on your face!
It's the perfect way to keep active from the comfort of your chair!


Mothballs in my attic
Mothballs in My Attic (MIMA - 'my-mah') uses one word from your past to trigger a familiar thought, smell or visual sensation that brings in a flood of surrounding memories. . . suddenly, you are having a MIMA moment!
The sisters, Cindy and Barbara, invite you to journey with them to the past without losing precious moments in the present. They have a passion to help you remember the pleasant things as well as major turning points that we have all experienced growing up. They will prompt you to journey back to the mothballs in your attic!

The enrichment sensory program : affordable, achievable and quality sensory program solutions

The Enrichment Sensory Program was written for persons with minimal responses to sensory stimuli. The book includes: shopping lists for affordable, seasonal sensory items, reproducible sensory forms, procedures and guidelines and a full-year collection of ready-to-read monologues. The second edition now also includes in-service tips, a planning calendar, and sensory ideas to improve the entire care center environment.


Activities and people with dementia : involving family carers
Dementia Services Development Centre (University of Stirling)
Contents: 1. The story so far: a review of the family carer literature -- 2. The perspective of the person with dementia -- 3. The perspective of the family carer -- 4. Staff perspective -- 5. Carer education and training -- 6. Counselling carers -- 7. Life story work -- 8. Activities in the community -- 9. Activities in long stay care -- 10. Death and sexuality issues -- 11. Further activities -- Conclusion -- References -- Other books -- Contacts -- Appendixes: Life story work.
 

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