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Through the Seasons

Activities for Memory-Challenged Adults and Their Caregivers

Cynthia R. Green, PhD, and Joan Beloff, ACC, ALA, CDP
foreword by Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

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A collection of easy-to-follow activities, organized by seasons of the year, to help family members and caregivers engage with memory-challenged adults.

Dementia and related disorders impact the lives of those affected in countless ways, making it difficult to remain independent at work, at home, and in the wider world. But recent studies have shown that structured activities can make a significant, positive difference by stimulating mental engagement while improving interactions between caregivers and memory-challenged adults.

Fun and easy to use, this large-format, full-color picture book is…

A collection of easy-to-follow activities, organized by seasons of the year, to help family members and caregivers engage with memory-challenged adults.

Dementia and related disorders impact the lives of those affected in countless ways, making it difficult to remain independent at work, at home, and in the wider world. But recent studies have shown that structured activities can make a significant, positive difference by stimulating mental engagement while improving interactions between caregivers and memory-challenged adults.

Fun and easy to use, this large-format, full-color picture book is divided into themes representing the four seasons. Each section describes several multisensory experiences—such as walking on the beach, making ice cream, or planting flowers—along with related topics for discussion and activities to elicit memories and encourage new positive associations. The topics and activities incorporate all five senses to facilitate connections and conversations.

The book adopts a compassionate, person-centered approach and is designed so that two people can easily look together while sitting side by side. This latest edition, which has been thoroughly revised,

• takes a multicultural approach
• includes all-new images, as well as 14 completely new highlighted activities
• integrates modern wellness concepts
• features a new introduction and an updated resource section
• offers guidance about activity planning and optimizing interactions between care partners and the individual with dementia

Helping you and your loved one make cherished new memories, Through the Seasons is an indispensable solution to the question of what to do together to maintain well-being and connection.

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Through the Seasons

Cynthia R. Green, PhD, and Joan Beloff, ACC, ALA, CDP
foreword by Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

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For a person in memory care, keeping the mind engaged is vital for physical and mental well-being. Moreover, activities that engage the whole person and acknowledge their dignity are important to ensuring that they participate and find joy in the activity set before them. A new second edition of the book Through the Seasons: Activities for Memory-Challenged Adults and their Caregivers lays out 32 experiences for caregivers and memory-challenged adults to try together throughout the year.

This book offers a variety of creative activities meant to stimulate communication with loved ones who have a memory disorder.

A beautifully composed book, with colorful and clear images, font, and design. A great deal of thought and expertise obviously went into its writing. The book would be equally useful for family caregivers and professionals.

This fun, easy to use book may provide an opportunity for locus of control and enjoyment for memory-challenged individuals who have lost much of their communication skills. The pictures are wonderful and the activities are designed to be flexible and can be used in various ways. This book is certainly a useful resource for caregivers and will provide enjoyment for all.

Through the Seasons is a must-have for anyone living with cognitive impairment and his or her care partners, as engagement in meaningful and interesting activities is vitally important for well-being. Organized into seasonal activity ideas, this book delightfully provides creative and fun things to do and talk about.

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Available
Trim Size
8.5
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11
Pages
128
ISBN
9781421436470
Illustration Description
46 color photos
Table of Contents

Foreword, by Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1. Fall
Chapter 2. Winter
Chapter 3. Spring
Chapter 4. Summer
Resources for Caregivers
About the Authors

Author Bios
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Cynthia R. Green, PhD

Cynthia R. Green, PhD is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and the founding director of the Memory Enhancement Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is the president of TBH Brands, LLC, and the author of five books on brain health, including Total Memory Workout: 8 Easy Steps to Maximum Memory Fitness.
Featured Contributor

Joan Beloff, ACC, ALA, CDP

Joan Beloff, ACC, ALA, CDP is the chief development officer for Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, where she also provides oversight for the New Vitality and Community Outreach programs.
Featured Contributor

Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, is professor emeritus in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The author of Is It Alzheimer's? 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia, he was the founding director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry and the first holder of the Richman Family Professorship...