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Intouch : In Touch Winter 2012
20 IN TOUCH WINTER 2012 BOOKS Creating Moments of Joy: A Journal for Caregivers by Jolene Brackey When a person has short-term memory loss, his or her life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create perfectly wonderful moments that put smiles on their faces and sparkles in their eyes, or trigger memories. This book includes useful tips to help make life run more smoothly. For example, if a person with dementia is capable of losing valuable jewellery but enjoys wearing it, keep the originals safe and give them similar non-valuable jewellery. Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Care Givers by Christine Florio Mental health care providers are often so dedicated to helping others that they neglect to take care of themselves and risk the possibility of suffering emotional burnout. Christine Florio offers a comprehensive guide to learning about, preventing and treating burnout, compassion stress and fatigue. Clearly and compassionately written, Florio’s book defnes the symptoms and suggests ways to decrease or avoid the conditions altogether. The Reality Slap: Finding Peace and Fulflment when Life Hurts by Dr Russ Harris The ‘reality slap’ is a rude awakening that creates a gap between what you have and what you want. The bigger the gap, the harder it is to bridge, but it is possible. Dr Harris offers real-life stories and simple exercises to help readers stop depending on things outside of themselves for validation and, instead, work on fnding peace and fulflment within. The acceptance and commitment therapy concepts will help all readers survive and thrive. Transforming the Quality of Life for People with Dementia Through Contact with the Natural World: Fresh Air on my Face by Jane Gilliard and Mary Marshall (eds) This book demonstrates why we should provide opportunities for people with dementia to experience the great outdoors and gives voice to those who have felt the beneft of getting close to nature. The contributors explore different ways in which people with dementia can experience and interact with nature through farming, gardening and walking, and the book includes a chapter on the therapeutic, life-enhancing effects of activities with animals. The book includes descriptions of projects and initiatives from around the world that have revolutionised the everyday experience of people with dementia, and made a real difference to their quality of life. RESOURCES CROSSWORD ALZNSW LIBRARY LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES COORDINATOR MICHELLE DE MARI REVIEWS NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ALZNSW LIBRARY. Across 1. Knitting with hooked needle 6. Fluent & insincere 10. Banishment 11. Fireworks explosive 12. Rough (manner) 14. Moulds 16. Shaking in fear 18. Shouting 20. New Delhi natives 22. Contagious childhood illness 23. Undisguised (hostility) 25. Reclusiveness 28. Seek forgiveness 29. More independent 31. Washstand jug 32. Numb Down 1. Restaurant cook 2. French yes 3. Dog-like predator 4. Yanking 5. Convent 7. Heavily loaded 8. 2nd largest UK city 9. Putter or iron (4,4) 13. Whiskers 15. Use ambiguous words 17. Sluggishness 19. Lazed 21. Recording period 22. Alleviate 24. Run off to marry 26. Small quarrels 27. Compulsion 30. Dwindle NEED ASSISTANCE? NOT SURE WHAT YOU WANT? ASK THE LIBRARY! Monday to Friday 9am--4pm E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 9888 4218 Keep up to date with all new items in the Library, including books, DVDs and journal articles by visiting the Library News blog. W: www.alzheimersnswlibrary.blogspot.com Choose from more than one million general titles, as well as a wide range relating to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, at the Alzheimer's Australia Online Bookshop. W: www.alz.seekbooks.com.au T: (02) 8206 9035 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 SOLUTION PAGE 17
In Touch Autumn 2012
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