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Alzheimers, dementia & arts therapies books

Jessica Kingsley Publishers' dedicated Alzheimer's and dementia team have kindly given four books for one lucky Care & Nursing Essentials reader to win.

The package consists of the following titles:

The Economics of Therapy: Caring for Clients, Colleagues, Commissioners and Cash-Flow in the Creative Arts Therapies

Edited by Daniel Thomas and Vicky Abad, Foreword by Brynjulf Stige

Arts therapy training does not generally cover building a professional practice, even though business skills are essential for success in the field. This book provides the economic fundamentals along with business strategies to develop an effective arts therapy practice that is profitable while affording ethical care to those who need it most. jkp dementia books

The Dementia Diaries: A Novel in Cartoons

Matthew Snyman and Social Innovation Lab Kent. Foreword by Angela Rippon OBE

Brie, Fred, Sarah, and Sam tell you what it's really like to care for a relative who has dementia. Funny, moving and honest, their illustrated diary entries will completely alter your understanding of dementia. The book also contains practical tips and activities for young people who have a relative with the illness.

Can I tell you about Dementia? A guide for family, friends and carers

Jude Welton, illustrated by Jane Telford

Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. This illustrated book is an ideal way to introduce dementia to children and aid family discussions. 

My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia: What is Dementia and What Does it Do?

Lynda Moore, illustrated by George Haddon

Explains the complex concepts of dementia, such as brain function, disease progression and death to pre-school aged children in a direct and age-appropriate way, as well as exploring children's feelings about these issues. This book caters for children aged 4+ who have a loved one at any stage of dementia.

Please be aware this competition is now closed.