April 07, 2017

for the healthcare professional -and the successful activity co-coordinator

* members can email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au to borrow resources 
 bfn Michelle 

The successful activity co-ordinator : a learning resource for activity and care staff engaged in developing an active care home 
Book Review by Lauretta Kaldor, Diversional Therapist,

... this would the one to choose. It is based on the most recent research and current practice and makes an excellent tool for any aged care facility, educator or student of recreation. 

It is a learning resource and encourages the reader to do a series of tasks that will reinforce the information in this book.

Some of the topics covered are: needs of older people; challengers and opportunities facing older people in aged care facilities; the role of the activity coordinator; and effective communication. Units 5-11 carefully go through the planning process for successful activities including one unit on engaging people with dementia in activities.

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