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Reminiscence sessions and associated activities are an appropriate and effective way of bringing pleasure, stimulation, meaning and purpose into the lives of older people in care. This popular manual describes in some detail the kind of activities that can be carried out, as well as the principles behind reminiscence work. It includes ideas for activities, themes and resources using photographs, slides, videos, cultural trips and involving the local school. It offers some unusual and more elaborate ideas such as putting on a reminiscence exhibition, writing a book, making a radio play and arranging theatrical performances. The themes include: childhood, home life, food recipes, transport, holidays, work, cinema, entertainers, weddings, fashion style, royalty and then now. It includes added ideas on how to adapt the activities for ill and frail people. This inspiring and well-written manual is an indispensable resource to anyone working with older people in care.
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Roger Sim is a freelance writer and arts in healthcare/ reminiscence facilitator of many years experience. He was a senior member of LIME (formerly Hospital Arts) working in the North West of England and further afield from 1980 - 1998 responsible for the development of projects involving older people and programmes of aural arts. He was co-founder and co-ordinator of the Salford based Manchester Reminiscence Project, an arts organisation working with older people and staff in residential and healthcare contexts from 1985 until its conclusion in 1997. Roger recently co-ordinated on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council 'Spirit of the Valley' a countywide programme of participatory arts events. Trained as a community worker in Leicester, he has been involved in developing numerous creative cultural projects both within and outside of the care context.Review:
"This very useful and informative book is an excellent source of the general theory and subsequent practice of reminiscence, which will provide a most helpful guide to care staff and managers working with the more able older person living in a care home." - Sybil Gardiner, The journal of Dementia Care "Readers of REMINISCENCE MAGAZINE should definitely add this book to their library, share it with colleagues and call on its practical wisdom for the ultimate benefit of all older people in care." - Pam Schweitzer, Reminiscence
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Book Description Routledge, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110863884938