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Elderly Care

Engaging and inspiring games, activities, and practical resources for professionals who care for the elderly.

  • More Musical Bingo

    By Speechmark

    Presented in a new and easily portable style this collection of songs and boards of the ever popular game allows for great flexibility - simply print off the number of game sheets you require, switch on the CD and you're ready to play. When players match the song excerpt they hear with a title on…

    Audio CD – 2014-11-10
    Routledge

  • Reminiscing Our Heritage

    The 70s to the Millennium

    By Danny Walsh

    This book is designed to be used by anybody working with older adults in residential, nursing and day care facilities. It provides a wealth of reminiscence material which can be used in a number of ways to rekindle memories and provide stimulating activity such as quizzes and discussion. Each year…

    Paperback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge

  • Recovery Through Activity

    By Sue Parkinson

    Recovery Through Activity is underpinned by the conceptual framework of the Model of Human Occupation. The introduction of this treatment handbook will provide an invaluable tool to practitioners and also create a platform for research. Recovery Through Activity: enables service users to recognise…

    Paperback – 2014-08-28
    Routledge

  • Reminisence Cue Cards 50s/60s: Colorcards

    By Speechmark

    Reminiscence Cue Cards Life events in the 50s/60s Places, items and moments collected from the 50s and 60s to remind and engage. This set of cards looks back to the 50s and 60s - every day moments, possessions and activities that were familiar during that time. The cards are particularly useful…

    FLC – 2014-07-07
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Musical Bingo

    By Speechmark

    Musical Bingo is the perfect activity for day centres, residential care homes, clubs, family gatherings, parties and other groups of two or more people. This revised and easily portable version of the ever popular game allows for great flexibility - simply print off the number of game sheets you…

    Audio CD – 2014-06-30
    Routledge

  • Reading in the Moment

    Activities and Stories to Share with Adults with Dementia

    By Anne Vize

    Studies have shown that reading in a melodic and rhythmic voice can produce positive changes in mood, emotion and behaviour in those with dementia. This book features: a detailed section on the background of how and what to read to those with dementia, as well as the research behind bibliotherapy.…

    Paperback – 2014-02-28
    Routledge

  • Decades Discussion Cards 70s/80s

    By Speechmark

    36 cards introducing and examining people, places and events of the decades. 36 A5 cards featuring specific moments, individuals and events of particular significance during these two pivotal decades in the economic and cultural development of the modern world. The cards detail the surprisingly…

    FLC – 2013-12-18
    Routledge

  • More Famous Faces

    By Speechmark

    This second set of Famous Faces cards provides another excellent opportunity for therapeutic reminiscence work and facilitating discussion. The cards include more recent people who have contributed in some way to everyday life through their actions and focuses on the following categories:…

    FLC – 2013-11-13
    Routledge

  • The Memory Handbook

    Strategies and Activities to Aid Memory

    By Robin Dynes

    This is a handbook full of practical ideas to use with anyone who is experiencing mild to severe memory difficulties. The suggestions and activities can be used when working with individuals or groups. The strategies can, in fact, be used by anyone young or old, who has become worried about loss of…

    Paperback – 2013-08-27
    Routledge

  • Recipes for Reminiscence

    The Year in Food-Related Memories, Activities and Tastes

    By Danny Walsh

    This book, written by the author of The Activity and Reminiscence Yearbook, is all about exploring our very close relationship with food and its preparation. Because food plays such an important and pleasurable part in our lives it triggers many memories. Linking the activities and reminiscence…

    Paperback – 2013-08-23
    Routledge

  • Dementia Care - The Adaptive Response

    A Stress Reductionist Approach

    By Paul T M Smith

    The process of dementia makes the experience of day-to-day living an acute challenge. This could be mediated with educated and timely inputs and the caring contract negotiated to preserve both dignity and quality of life. The premise of the adaptive response model is that armed with the knowledge…

    Paperback – 2013-02-19
    Routledge

  • Life History Game

    By Robin Dynes

    This multi-purpose board game has been designed to aid reminiscing, individuals getting to know each, facilitating the sharing of experiences and for people writing their life histories. It can be played by 2-8 people, independently or supported by staff. The cards can also be used on their own or…

    GME – 2012-08-16
    Routledge

  • Exploring the Past

    A Practical Guide to Working with the Memories of People with Learning Disabilities

    By Sarah Housden

    Working from the premise that the lives of people with learning disabilities are of innate value, and that exploring and celebrating people's experiences demonstrates their value in a practical way, this book provides a manual on working with memories in groups and individually. It includes: a…

    Paperback – 2012-03-30
    Routledge

  • Life Times: Colorcards

    Life Events

    By Speechmark

    This is a collection of 36 cards representing a range of key moments in life, offering an opportunity to consider, reflect and discuss how this might affect the individual, family, friends or group. Subjects include: Birth of a sibling First day at school; Running away from home; Moving house;…

    FLC – 2012-03-30
    Routledge

  • Activity & Reminiscence Handbook

    Hundreds of Ideas in 52 Weekly Sessions

    This comprehensive guide provides a bumper book of original resource material for reminiscence and activities with older people for a whole year! Containing 52 sections of ideas and resource materials for each week of the year, this is an invaluable resource for activity organisers and group…

    Paperback – 2012-03-13
    Routledge

  • Life Times: Colorcards

    World War II

    By Speechmark

    This title includes 48 photographic cards that depict life during 1938-1945 when the world was at war and daily experiences were defined by that event. Here we see people, places and events that shaped everyday life and left an enduring legacy to all involved. Subjects covered in this title include…

    FLC – 2011-03-28
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Decades Discussion Cards

    By Speechmark

    This title includes 40 photographic cards to introduce, remind and inform about people, places and events of the 1950s and 60s. The 1950s were characterised by a complete shift in lifestyle. Recovery from the aftermath of the Second World War was steady and slow - a time for austerity, rationing,…

    FLC – 2010-02-28
    Routledge

  • Sing Along

    By Speechmark

    An audio CD specially recorded for those who may not have access to a piano, this tape features 20 of the songs from the Song Book. Each song has a few introductory melodies to reacquaint the group with the tune. Songs include: 'I'm Henry the Eighth I am', 'Let's all go down the strand', 'I love a…

    Audio CD – 2010-02-01
    Routledge

  • Famous Faces and Event

    Talking and Remembering

    By Ian Franklin

    This is a flexible resource for all those needing tools for memory activities, discussion and reminiscence with individuals or groups. This collection of 50 portrait cards evokes memories, and provides stimulus for group discussion and informal conversation between older people. It is divided into…

    FLC – 2008-02-28
    Routledge

  • Lifestyle Matters

    An Occupational Approach to Healthy Ageing

    By Gail Mountain

    "Lifestyle Matters" is a practical CD-Rom resource that contains a wealth of ideas and activities for occupational therapists, support workers, students and other professionals working with older people in the community. Taking a holistic approach, the Lifestyle Matters programme challenges…

    Paperback – 2006-11-30
    Routledge

  • Pocket Adult Life: Colorcards

    By Speechmark

    For a comprehensive series of daily living activities, these photographic flashcards provide clear and appealing images of 40 of the most common activities for daily living. Essential for all professionals and carers working with older adults with communication difficulties, these cards are a…

    FLC – 2006-10-12
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Pocket Adult Interests: Colorcards

    By Speechmark

    Encourage discussion of activities and interests. These clear and lively photographic cards illustrate 40 popular activities and interests to promote discussion and communication. Use them to stimulate conversation, to communicate desires, or to develop vocabulary. This work includes: indoor…

    FLC – 2006-10-12
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Pocket Adult Hospital: Colorcards

    By Speechmark

    An essential pack for staff and visitors, this work is for people with communication difficulties, a stay in hospital can be a difficult and upsetting time. These 40 photographic cards help the client, therapist and carers to discuss worries or issues; to communicate needs or wants; and to aid…

    FLC – 2006-10-12
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • The Good Practice Guide to Therapeutic Activities with Older People in Care Settings

    By Tessa Perrin

    There are many activity manuals on the market today but this publication is the first to offer a clear guideline on exactly what constitutes good practice in activity provision. Written by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA), a charity whose remit is to set…

    Paperback – 2005-02-23
    Routledge
    Speechmark Editions

  • The New Culture of Therapeutic Activity with Older People

    By Tessa Perrin

    Once viewed as entertainment, activity provision is increasingly being seen as of therapeutic value and an integral part of quality care practice. This change has been so rapid and far-reaching that many staff teams have been left behind, attempting to address new culture requirements with old…

    Paperback – 2004-11-25
    Routledge
    Speechmark Editions

  • Sounds Nostalgic

    Radio Theme Tunes from the 40s and 50s

    This CD has been especially compiled from the BBC Sound Archives and contains excerpts of famous radio programme  theme tunes from the 1940s and 1950s.  Designed to be used as a trigger for reminiscence work with older people, this CD provides a valuable stimulus for  conversation.…

    Audio CD – 2004-01-15
    Routledge

  • Sounds Nostalgic

    Voices from the 40s and 50s

    This CD has been especially compiled from BBC Radio archives and contains famous voices from the 1940s and 1950s. Politicians, radio broadcasters, royalty and show business personalities are included.  Designed to be used as a trigger for reminiscence work with older people, this CD provides a…

    Audio CD – 2004-01-15
    Routledge

  • The Reminiscence Skills Training Handbook

    By Ann Rainbow

    This easy-to-use guide provides an accessible workbook for reminiscence skills training. It includes: information on the history and definition of reminiscence work; the value of the reminiscence experience to older people and their carers as well as practical ideas and suggestions on how to use…

    Paperback – 2003-04-17
    Routledge

  • Group Activities with Older Adults

    By Vicki Dent

    If you have responsibility for providing activities for older adults and you aren't sure whether what you are providing is effective, or you have exhausted all your own activity ideas then this book is for you. This clear and easy-to-use resource provides the tools you require to develop and…

    Paperback – 2003-03-31
    Routledge

  • The Essential Dementia Care Handbook

    A Good Practice Guide

    By Fiona Goudie

    Replacing the successful "Working with Dementia", this edition draws together many new ideas and practical approaches from a wide variety of professionals working at the leading edge of the provision of services to people with dementia and provides a comprehensive account of current best practice.…

    Paperback – 2002-09-13
    Routledge
    Speechmark Editions

  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Dementia

    By Jacqueline Kindell

    This informative manual draws on expert research to highlight the feeding and swallowing difficulties that can occur with dementia. It is also a practical guide that offers potential strategies to manage these problems. Professionals are encouraged to focus on the needs of the individual by…

    Paperback – 2002-06-21
    Routledge

  • Challenging Behaviour in Dementia

    A Person-Centred Approach

    By Graham Stokes

    Understanding socially disruptive behavior in dementia is never easy. Most explanations offer neither solace nor solutions for families and carers, and treatment is often characterized by policies of control and containment. The result of Graham Stokes' 15 years of clinical work with people who are…

    Paperback – 2000-07-14
    Routledge
    Speechmark Editions

  • Musical Quiz

    By Speechmark

    Now on CD, you can play tracks in random order and easily repeat each track. This is an easy-to-play game: simply listen to the first few bars of each song and then name that tune! There are 80 different melodies designed to bring back memories and perhaps change the quiz session into a sing-along…

    Audio CD – 2000-06-01
    Routledge

  • The Non-Competitive Activity Book

    By Robin Dynes

    This superb practical handbook contains 100 activities that are non-competitive and can be used across the whole age spectrum with individuals or groups. It provides indispensable material for use with learning disabilities, mental health, physical disabilities and regressed psychiatric or…

    Paperback – 2000-02-11
    Routledge

  • Winslow Quiz Book

    A Speechmark Social Activity Manual for Groups Book 1

    By Robin Dynes

    This completely revised edition of Winslow's bestselling Quiz Book contains more than 2,000 questions categorised into 40 stimulating subjects. It is aimed at adolescents and adults alike and features questions that are all realistically within the scope of the average person. Designed for those…

    Paperback – 1999-06-01
    Routledge

  • Memory Games for Groups

    By Robin Dynes

    This wonderfully practical handbook features 80 adaptable and photocopiable games for uses with older people, as well as individuals or groups of all ages. The games can be used as part of a social activities programme, specifically for reminiscence purposes, to help keep people orientated to the…

    Paperback – 1998-03-30
    Routledge

  • Gentle Exercises and Movement for Frail People

    By Myfanwy Hook

    This pack of 48 A5 photocopiable laminated cards, illustrate and describe specific exercises for frail elderly people. Each card has the exercise instruction on the reverse, some of which require small apparatus such as a ball. The exercises are all tried and tested, having been used widely with…

    FLC – 1997-11-30
    Routledge

  • The Reminiscence Puzzle Book

    1930s-1980s

    By Robin Dynes

    Spanning the years 1930 to 1989, this is a highly practical and enjoyable puzzle book. It covers events, people, entertainment and everyday life and is designed to encourage group participation to recall and discuss their own personal experiences. It is fully adaptable according to the needs and…

    Paperback – 1997-10-31
    Routledge

  • The Reminiscence Quiz Book

    1930's - 1960's

    By Mike Sherman

    An enduringly popular, informative and unusual quiz book specifically produced for work with reminiscence groups. Covering the years 1930 to 1969, it draws on memories and experiences of daily life and recalls major events and celebrities. More than 600 questions and answers are offered on four…

    Paperback – 1997-06-30
    Routledge

  • Memory Joggers

    Entertainers

    By Ian Franklin

    Discussion around well-produced flashcards is a wonderful way of animating any group and we have produced two sets on popular topics that are bound to trigger treasured memories, create interaction and help stories flow. These sets are notable for their quality of production and also for the recent…

    FLC – 1996-06-01
    Routledge

  • Song Book

    Words for 100 Popular Songs

    By Ffion Mercer

    Featuring large clear print, the "Song Book" contains the words to 100 popular songs that are ideal for group sing-along sessions. The book is divided into six sections: traditional folk songs, choruses from old time variety, songs from World War II, post-war evergreens, hymns, and Christmas songs.…

    Paperback – 1994-06-01
    Routledge

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