Activities for Older People

1st Edition

A Practical Workbook of Art and Craft Projects

Authors: Brian Banks
Paperback ISBN: 9780750647410
eBook ISBN: 9780702038273
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th October 2000
Page Count: 223


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.

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


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About the Author

Brian Banks

Affiliations and Expertise

Activities Organiser, Hertfordshire, UK