Activities for Older People

A Practical Workbook of Art and Craft Projects


  • Brian Banks, Activities Organiser, Hertfordshire, UK

From his wide experience the author has included only the activities that work, or that have proved enjoyable and stimulating, so that you can have every confidence that each activity will bring positive results.

For the carers of people with dementia, this book is a valuable source of information. The author is actively engaged with people who have such a disability, and has included much of his experience in this field with these pages.

This text will become a favourite reference source for all those caring for elderly people with special needs. It will be essential for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, carers, care home providers and family friends.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4741-0

Table of Contents

Creating a space and working with older people; Drawing and painting; Working with paper; Modelling with clay, Plasticine and salt dough; Weaving; Stencilling and block printing; Glass and silk painting; Projects for festive and seasonal occasions; Games; Patterns; Useful addresses of suppliers of art and craft materials