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A creative toolkit for communication in dementia care

A creative toolkit for communication in dementia care

Marshall, Karrie, author

Overflowing with creative activities, this accessible toolkit is an invaluable resource for carers and relatives who hope to support and communicate effectively with people with dementia. Portraits, parlour games, puppets and more can be used to build relationships with people who may no longer be able to rely upon words and memories

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Karrie Marshall
ISBN: 1784502065, 1849056943, 9781784502065, 9781849056946
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 12, 2016).
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note: In English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; Dementia Patients Care.; Dementia rehabilitation.; MEDICAL Diseases.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Dementia Rehabilitation.; Communication.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Interpersonal relations.; Interpersonal Relations.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection


  1. Introduction
  2. Supporting Identity
  3. Collage
  4. Make a neuron
  5. Creative brain sculpture
  6. Treasure chest
  7. Life-story book
  8. Decorated narratives
  9. Word portraits
  10. Puppets
  11. Supporting Memory
  12. Enlarged photo album
  13. Music of the eras
  14. My mother's bathroom
  15. High days and holidays
  16. Parlour games
  17. Memory box
  18. Supporting Relationships
  19. Map-making
  20. Talking heads
  21. Breathing together
  22. Hand study
  23. Peg weaving
  24. Something completely different
  25. Supporting Physical Health
  26. Bird-watching
  27. Channeling Andy Goldsworthy
  28. Star-gazing
  29. Breathing and balance.
  30. Chair marching
  31. Bed marching
  32. Make your own smoothie recipe
  33. Food for thought
  34. Picnic
  35. Sketching movement
  36. Supporting Self-expression
  37. Music doodles
  38. Warming up the voice (1)
  39. Warming up the voice (2)
  40. Song writing
  41. Composing a song
  42. Painting in the style of ...
  43. Clay work
  44. Sculpt a dog out of clay
  45. Support for When a Person Seems Confused
  46. Patchwork painting
  47. Sifting and sorting
  48. Poetic phrases
  49. Collage on the inside
  50. Matching sounds with images
  51. Support for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
  52. Map of the heart
  53. Gift making
  54. Appreciation of an apple
  55. Letters to the dis-ease
  56. Appreciations.
  57. Supporting Independence
  58. Life-story book
  59. Journaling
  60. Online blogging
  61. Communication book
  62. Self-portrait
  63. Support for End-of-Life Connections
  64. Nature's music
  65. Comfort chants
  66. Gentle puppetry
  67. Letters to loved ones
  68. Space traveller
  69. Session Planning
  70. Advance Care Planning
  71. Activities Plan
  72. Risk Assessment Form.