Precio: $250.00
Editorial: JKP
ISBN: 9781843105718
Número de Edición:
Año de Edición: 2008
Cantidad de Páginas: 180
Autor: Garuth Chalfont
Tapa: Rústica


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'This book provides comprehensive examples of ways to connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities. It is well designed, clearly articulates the theory behind the practice and provides a very wide range of practical suggestions. The quality of the writing emerges in part, from the fact that this is an inter-disciplinary piece of research environmental psychology, neurology, architecture, nursing and dementia care practice.'- Leveson Centre Newsletter-'Design for nature in dementia care, by Garuth Chalfont, suggests practical ways to incorporate nature into indoor and outdoor environments and also into the design of buildings and landscapes. These suggestions are drawn from interdisciplinary research in environmental psychology, neurology, architecture, nursing and dementia care practice.'- The Journal of Dementia Care'This book is a welcome surprise addition to the literature on person-centered care in dementia practice, and is a excellent example of the positive involvement that professions other than health and social care can have. It draws not only on activities but also environmental design, including excellent sections on indoor and outdoor activities, as well as ethical issues. The author of this book has not only shown the importance of "design for nature" in dementia care, but also taps into our understanding and values in emphasising the need for occupational diversity and inclusion when realising true person-centred care.'- Professional Social Work 'This would be useful for users, designers and carers concerned with the everyday activities in which people with dementia might be involved. Chalfont's depth of knowledge and passion for the subject are eveident throughout.'- Nursing Standard 'This is a "must have text" for any setting that provides care for a person with dementia. It would be a useful addition to an OT library in such settings.'- Older People and Occupational Therapy'I found this a fascinating book. The practical ideas for bringing nature into the daily lives of people with dementia and re-establishing this all-too-often broken connection were simple and easy to implement. I would recommend this book not only to those interested in design for people with dementia but also to those who live and work with people with dementia. It is a thought-provoking read and will help people to think about the importance of the natural world not only to people with dementia but to themselves as well.'- Signpost 'Dementia continues to be a much stigmatised condition within our society and this book challenges traditional views about what can be achieved to meet the needs of each individual in a carefully considered and personalised way. I wholeheartedly recommend this text to tutors and students who are exploring the impact of dementia in their interactions with service users and their network.'- The Higher Education Academy Social Policy and Social Work'This is a well-written, well-researched book that could help revolutionise dementia care by focusing upon practical steps practitioners can take to create a therapeutic environment by incorparating nature into care settings... Chalfont writes with such passion and conviction for his subject that this invariably "rubs off" onto readers leaving them feeling inspired and wanting to find out more. Throughout the book we are encouraged to design enabling environments and activities using a person-centred approach that focus upon the perspective of the person with dementia. The book also makes much needed contribution to an area of demantia care, which is often overlooked even though nature is so important to all of us. All practitioners in the fiels of dementia care, not only social workers, should be encouraged to read this important text as I feel it holds a way of working from which all of us could gain something.'- Practice: Social Work in Action

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