Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care
By Jennifer A. Brush
Written by an international Montessori and dementia expert, this indispensable guide to Montessori for elders makes it possible for any care provider to understand and implement this innovative approach to aging.
Jennifer Brush shows care communities how to create and sustain a team that integrates the Montessori philosophy throughout daily life and successfully promotes elders’ functional skills, independence, and identity. Based on her years as a researcher, clinician, and educator, Brush clearly explains the concepts behind this highly person-centered approach, how to create a prepared environment, and how to increase levels of life engagement for older adults.
Filled with helpful advice, forms, and ready-to-use activities, this thorough guide is essential in implementing the Montessori philosophy with elders or people living with dementia.
$36.99 | Health Professions Press (2020)
Stock#: 70897 | ISBN 978-1-938870-89-7 | 96 pages
© 2020 Jennifer Brush
A Day on the Wind Seeker
By Rita Akins with Jennifer Brush
An interactive read-aloud book for people with dementia featuring large print and colorful, high-contrast illustration. Collaboratively created by a talented illustrator, a Montessori teacher and a dementia care expert.
Emma has dreamed of sailing since her childhood. She and her grandfather, Papa Jack, worked hard to restore an old sloop. Now the day has come for a first sail. Will Emma be ready to sail the Wind Seeker?
This engaging story about the special relationship enjoyed by a grandfather and granddaughter was created especially for and tested with people living with cognitive impairment.
The story features:
- Large print text
- Colorful, high-contrast illustrations
- A question at the end of each page to encourage conversation
The book was designed to be used in several different ways:
- A person with dementia can read the story to a small group of peers. He or she can present the question at the end of each page for group discussion.
- A person with dementia can read the story to a child or a family member and reminisce about similar experiences.
- A care partner can read the story aloud to a person with dementia and use the question at the end of each page to inspire discussion.
- A person with dementia can read the story alone, either silently or aloud. Most enjoy reading the story aloud.
Reading aloud is a preserved ability in dementia and many individuals, even those in the later stage of the disease, enjoy reading to others. With short, illustrated stories designed to accommodate their reading needs, people with dementia can participate with ease and enjoyment in the reading experience. — Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP
$15.95 | https://montessori-images.com
Soft cover, durable #80 paper
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11; 12 pages of text (verso); 12 pages of illustration (recto)
© 2017 Brush
With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading live national and international trainings and facilitating ground-breaking research, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve.
I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia
by Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills
I Care is a gold medal winner in the healthcare book category in the 23rd annual National Mature Media Awards Program and an Award-Winning Finalist in the “Health: Aging/50+” category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards. This book is currently handed out by the Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital, Geriatric Assessment Program as recommended reading for patients and families who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia.
This award winning book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease to make the most of each day! Care partners will see their loved one as a whole person with strengths and abilities, which will promote greater independence and self-sufficiency for the person with dementia.
I Care covers:
- Minimizing the care partner’s fears, frustrations, and stress
- Managing changes in communication, memory loss and behavior using best care techniques
- Making the home safe and supportive
- Understanding changes in brain function
- Addressing financial and legal issues
- And much more…
I Care is available for purchase here on the website.
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Health professionals are talking about I Care:
“I Care is a comprehensive book that offers a greater understanding of how to manage the difficulties of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. I only wish this book was available when I was caring for my mother, Rita Hayworth, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.”
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, President, Alzheimer’s Disease International
“I Care is just what the health care community has been waiting for to fill the void for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.”
Dr. Stephen Jones, Specialty Geriatric Medicine , Greenwich Hospital
“With a world-wide, mounting population of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, it’s exciting that a book is now available specifically to help caregivers navigate the difficulties encountered in caring for someone suffering with cognitive impairments. I Care offers essential and fundamental advice for best-care practices, but it also provides a sense of real hope that quality of life issues will not necessarily diminish when effective care management principles are adopted.”
Marc Wortmann, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Disease International
Spaced Retrieval Step by Step
An Evidence-Based Memory Intervention
By Jeanette E. Benigas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Jennifer A. Brush, M.A., CCC-SLP, Gail Elliot BASc, M.A.
If you are looking for an effective way to support individuals with memory loss, this book will provide you with a fresh approach to Spaced Retrieval (SR). Now you can learn this innovative process step by step to assist people in learning the important information needed to improve independence, safety, and quality of life. Using this proven memory-training strategy allows people to learn and store important information so that, with practice, it can be easily accessed and retrieved.
This book includes:
- illustrative case studies
- forms for easy implementation (both in the book and as downloadable PDFs)
- visual cueing tools
- summary of evidence that supports effectiveness
Whether you have used SR techniques in the past or if you are new to this innovative approach to supporting memory you will find this book offers practical guidelines, tools, and a research review of how SR has developed over time. Speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, nurses, and healthcare and homecare professionals, and family members at all levels of care can use SR to bring more confidence, safety, and independence into the lives of people with memory loss and their care partners. Learn more about SR by watching our free instructional video.
$32.99 | healthpropress.com/benigas
Stock #70460 | ISBN 978-1-938870-46-0 | 160 pages