Therapeutic Activities With the Impaired Elderly

© 1986 – Routledge

216 pages

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Hardback: 9780866565660
pub: 1986-01-01
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About the Book

This highly practical volume presents valuable insights for all professionals who provide activities for the impaired elderly. It will serve as a helpful resource for both those who work directly with the aged in institutional settings, as well for those who train activities counselors.

Therapeutic Activities With the Impaired Elderly addresses a number of pertinent issues and provides useful information on designing and implementing recreation and socialization programs, memory improvement classes, sign language activities, and leisure education and counseling.

Table of Contents

Contents Therapeutic Individual Activities

  • Therapeutic Group Activities
  • Planning and Leading Activity Groups
  • “Worth Repeating” Activities and Resources Reference List for Activities Workers With the Elderly
  • Effects of Institutionalization Upon Residents of Extended Care Facilities
  • A Protocol for Recreation and Socialization Programs for the Aged
  • A Humanistic Approach to Old-Old People: A General Model
  • “Worth Repeating” Reality Orientation: Full Circle
  • “Who Did You Used to Be?” The Psychological Process of Aging’s Impact on Institutionalization: Implications for Activities
  • “Sign Language Through Discussion” . . . An Innovative Activity
  • They Need Us, We Need Them: A Study of the Benefits of Intergenerational Contact
  • The Effects of Reminiscing on the Perceived Control and Social Relations of Institutionalized Elderly
  • The Design and Implementation of Memory Improvement Classes in the Adult Day Care Setting
  • The Effects of Pet Facilitative Therapy on Patients and Staff in an Adult Day Care Center
  • Living With Dying: A Model for Helping Nursing Home Residents and Staff Deal With Death
  • The Relationship Between Nursing Home Residents’ Perceptions of Nursing Staff and Quality of Nursing Home Care
  • Is Laughter the Best Medicine? A Study of the Effects of Humor on Perceived Pain and Affect
  • The Interface of Activity and Psychopharmacological Agents
  • Self Medication as a Form of Self Control in an Intermediate Care Facility: Preliminary Data

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED003050
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
SOC013000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology