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JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS

Poetry and Dementia: A Practical Guide

Poetry and Dementia: A Practical Guide

ISBN: 9781785921766
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Poetry is an engaging and inclusive activity for older people that can help develop memory, imagination and identity. This book provides guidance on setting up and monitoring poetry projects for people living with dementia in group care homes and individual families. It explains the benefits of creative expression for people with dementia, and shows how to facilitate poetry reading and writing groups in different environments.
 
Specific techniques for introducing poetry to older people can be employed by family members or professional care staff to enhance the wellbeing of the individual living with dementia. The ethical issues of running poetry projects in dementia care are explored along with examples of poetry produced by individuals and groups, interviews with care workers, and case studies.
 
Market: Family carers, and people working in the care of older people, including staff in residential and nursing homes, day centres, hospitals, clubs for the elderly, and support groups.

Imprint: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS

By: John Killick

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Format: PAPERBACK

Pages: 144

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