Midwest Book Review
Covers everything from crafts to gradening, knitting, exercise games and cooking, and is a pick for any working in a care home who wants adult-oriented activities.
Robin Willmott MA, B.Sc., RMN, MBACP, Dementia Education Nurse
Through this book, Sarah is able to effectively blend a working practical knowledge of the experience of the person living with dementia and her own creative process. This blend culminates in a practical, creative, hands-on approach to activity coordination.
Maggie Lee, Inpatient Lead OT, Older People and Healthy Ageing, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
This book is predominantly aimed at those tasked with providing activities to residents in care homes. It aims to give an overview of the importance of activities, how to go about planning and implementing them and gives practical ideas for a range of activity sessions. The book is well-structured, straightforward and easy to read. The comprehensive resources section at the back of the book is extremely useful Whilst aimed at activity providers, this book has resonance for Occupational Therapists who provide or oversee staff providing group activities for older people and would be useful departmental resource, particularly where there are students or new graduates seeking ideas and inspiration.
Margot Lindsay, Research Department of Mental Health SciencesEuropean Journal for Person Centered Healthcare
The realistic and highly practical emphasis of the book and the way it is written in a very user-friendly style, means that everyone working in residential Care Homes would find this book an invaluable tool for their work... This book could comfortably replace endless shelves of notes on activities and is of course much more portable and compact than file pages... this book is a really excellent tool for every Care Home for Older People and is highly recommended to all those who are building a person-centered approach to dementia care.