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Offering practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals, this book emphasizes the importance of putting the individual before the illness to provide holistic, person-centred support for people with dementia. The contributors are all practising healing arts therapists who show how music, dance and the visual arts can be used in partnership with person-centred care to promote improved memory, reduced anxiety, increased self-esteem, better communication and successful group interaction. They use case studies to demonstrate the ways in which therapists can encourage engagement of those with dementia with sound, touch, movement and visual forms, making this a positive and practical book for all those working to provide person-centred dementia

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843100386
ISBN-10: 184310038X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 6mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Anthea Innes

Anthea Innes has recently began work as a research fellow at the Centre for Social Research on Dementia, University of Stirling. Prior to this she was a lecturer with Bradford Dementia Group and continues to be involved in ethnicity and dementia research with BDG. Karen Hatfield is the director of Healing Arts Therapies at University Hospitals Health System - Heather Hill Hospital and Health Partnership. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in music therapy from Temple University.

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