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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


About dementia : for people with learning disabilities / Dodd, Karen; Turk, Vicky; Christmas, Michelle. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2005. 12 p.

A booklet for staff and carers to use with individuals and small groups of people with intellectual disabilities who want to understand and talk about dementia. Using large print text, the booklet provides answers to commonly asked questions about dementia. The booklet links in with "The journey of life" (P10929) and "About my friend"(P10928).

CC 616.8983 DOD [P10927]








About my friend : for friends of people with Down syndrome and dementia / Dodd, Karen; Turk, Vicky; Christmas, Michelle. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2005. 15 p.

A booklet for staff and carers to use with individuals and small groups of people with intellectual disabilities to understand the needs of people they know who have Down syndrome and dementia. Using large print text and pictures, the booklet explains how a person may change over time and the dementia process. The booklet links in with "The journey of life" (P10929) and "About dementia"(P10927).

CC 616.8983 DOD [P10928]








Ageing with a lifelong disability : a guide to practice, program and policy issues for human services professionals / Bigby, Christine. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 319 p.

This book discusses the issues confronting ageing people with a lifelong disability, namely the loss of parental support for adults living with elderly parents and having the opportunity to age successfully. It presents a perspective on successful ageing incorporating the physiological, psychological and sociological challenges for older people with a disability, supported by vignettes from their lives. It looks at the types of policies required to foster successful ageing and to develop support to optimize the well-being of people ageing with a lifelong disability.

CC 362.6 BIG [P10544;P10801]








Alzheimer's disease and dementia in Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities / Prasher, Vee P. -- Oxon: Radcliffe Publishing, 2005. 140 p.

Using the findings from research and clinical practice, this book examines the practical aspects of care for aged people with dementia and intellectual disabilities or Down syndrome. The book aims to help families, carers and professionals working or living with adults with intellectual disabilities improve their understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Discusses the definition of dementia, its epidemiology, including the methods used in diagnosis and explores how this impacts on the care, treatment and quality of life for the individual.

CC 616.8983 PRA [P11546]








At home with dementia / O'Sullivan, Margie. / NEW SOUTH WALES. Ageing and Disability Department. -- Sydney: NSW. Ageing and Disability Department, 2000. 143 p.

Caring for people with dementia in a home environment often means modifying the home to make it usable and safe for the individual. This book outlines simple and effective problem solving strategies that can be implemented by carers in the home. The manual offers a room by room modification program that may help reduce the behavioural characteristics of wandering, agitation and memory loss. A product guide provides information on suitable products that can be used around the home to create a safer environment and ideas for new housing and renovations are suggested. The manual is also available to download at the following web site http://www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au/dadhc/Publications+and+policies/Carers/

CC 616.8983 OSU [P11656]








Caring for people with continence problems / ROYAL DISTRICT NURSING SERVICE OF SA; CARERS ASSOCIATION OF SA; RESTHAVEN; ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION OF SA. -- Canberra: AUSTRALIAN Government. National Continence Management Strategy, 2005. 1 DVD (~10 mins)

This DVD is a guide for family carers and health professionals. It provides information on how to better manage continence issues and address the reluctance or embarrassment often associated with the topic of incontinence. It has information on products, aids and techniques used to deal with incontinence.

CC 610.8 CAR [P11922]








Coping with death -- Rotherham: Speakup Self Advocacy, 1997. 1 videocassette/1 DVD (7 min.)

A British video that looks at what it means when somebody dies and what happens - the funeral and burial or cremation. People discuss what they felt like when somebody they loved died and the things that helped them feel better. For people with a disability.

CC 155.937 COP [P08550;P14390]










Cultivating community : landmarks of the journey / CENTER FOR AGING PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; INDIANA UNIVERSITY. THE UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM OF INDIANA; INDIANA UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION SERVICES. -- St Augustine, Fl: Training Resource Network, 1998. 1 videocassette (23 min)

Six older individuals with intellectual disabilities work one on one with community builders to find their role in the community and become a part of community life. Frank, Mary, Joe, Jim, Betty and Ernie journey into the community to develop meaningful relationships by participating in social activities within their areas of interest and capabilities. The video shares their struggles and rewards as they participate in normal life within the community.

CC 362.36 CUL [P11091]










Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease: a guide for carers / Marler, Richard; Cunningham, Cliff. -- London: Down's Syndrome Association, 1997. 39p

This booklet provides information about the connection between Down's syndrome and Alzheimers's disease. It is intended to support carers, after their initial reactions, to be in a better position to respond positively to the new and changing needs of the person with Down's syndrome. Real life situations are described.

SC/DOW MAR [P08147]








Effective communication with people with dementia / ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA. -- Hawthorn, Vic.: Alzheimer's Australia, 2006. 1 DVD (21 min.)

In this program, people with dementia and their families and carers demonstrate some common communication difficulties. Also shown are various techniques and strategies that may help maintain effective communication throughout all stages of dementia.

CC 616.8983 EFF [P14624]










Everyone dies one day: assisting people with an autistic spectrum disorder to understand the concept of death, loss and the grieving process. / O'Brien, Kathleen. / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- West Perth: Autism Association, 1999. 14 p.

Designed to assist people of all ages with an autism spectrum disorder to understand the concept of death, loss and the grieving process. Suitable for people with a disability.

CC 155.937 OBR [P08714;P08713]










Getting older - feeling good / Bradley, Alice Et Al. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2004. 12 p.

Designed to help people with intellectual disabilities improve their quality of life by explaining with illustrations the reasons we grow older and the benefits of staying healthy and active the older we get.

CC 362.6 BRA [P10825]








GOLD video : growing older with people with learning disabilities / FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. -- London: Mental Health Foundation, 2002. 1 DVD (22 min.)

Nine people with intellectual disabilities from the GOLD Saturday Over 50's Group discuss and demonstrate issues facing them as they grow older and they explore the supports they might need. Issues discussed include their home life, friendships and family, loss of loved ones, their health and the sorts of things they do for leisure. It is designed for people with intellectual disabilities, their carers and family.

CC 362.6 GOL [P09468]










Helping adults with mental retardation grieve a death loss / Luchterhand, Charlene; Murphy, Nancy. -- Philadelphia, Pa: Accelerated Development, 1998. 119p., ill.

The authors provide background information on the grieving process, then address issues specific to people with intellectual disability. They also outline practical guidelines for interacting, including 108 activities that can be used to support someone who is grieving.

CC 155.937 LUC [P08323]








The journey of life : how people change from babies to older people / Dodd, Karen; Turk, Vicky; Christmas, Michelle. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2005. 15 p.

A booklet for staff and carers to use with individuals and small groups of people with intellectual disabilities to describe the amount of care that people need through different life stages. Using large print text and pictures, the booklet explains how as babies we are totally dependant on care, as we reach adulthood we become more independent and as we age we need more care. The booklet links in with "About my friend" (P10928) and "About dementia"(P10927).

CC 616.8983 DOD [P10929]








Life after death : preparing people with intellectual disability for bereavement and loss. A resource guide for families and friends and support staff with advice to counselors and researchers / Smith, Debra A. -- Fyshwick ACT: Australian Institute on Intellectual Disability, 2000. 65p

The book provides families, friends and supporters with some ideas and strategies to better prepare people with intellectal disability for the life experiences of dying, death, loss and grief.

CC 155.937 SMI [P09810]








Living with loss : helping people with learning disabilities cope with bereavement and loss / Blackman, Noelle. -- Brighton: Pavilion, 1999. 44p

The book examines the issues of death, dying, bereavement and loss in connection with people with an intellectual disability and provides practical ideas for people to implement within their own situations.The contributions are varied and draw upon a range of experiences and perspectives.

CC 155.937 BLA [P09184]








The milk's in the oven : a booklet about dementia for children and young people / Hann, Lizi. -- London: Mental Health Foundation, 2005. 34 p.

This booklet for children and young people discusses dementia and growing older. Gives different points of view from young people, families, friends, carers and people with dementia. Describes feelings, ideas for helping, and the fact that every person with dementia is still an individual with their own thoughts and feelings. Also available free on the Internet at http://www.fpld.org.uk/html/content/milk_oven.pdf.

CC 616.8983 HAN [P11702]








Mind your mind : a user's guide to dementia risk reduction / ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA. -- Hawthorn, Vic.: Alzheimer's Australia, 2006. 20 p.

A booklet of practical suggestions and ideas for reducing the risk of developing dementia. Provides 'brain-healthy' options for planning healthy habits and lifestyle.

CC 616.8983 MIN [P11607]








Precious time : caring and coping with Alzheimer's disease / ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA. -- North Sydney: Princeton Clearpoint, 2006. 32 p.

For carers of a relative or friend with Alzheimer's disease, this booklet provides information about the disease, how to tell the person about their diagnosis, how to care for the person and where to find resources and support.

CC 616.8983 PRE [P11579]








Reducing stress-related behaviours in people with dementia : care-based therapy / Bonner, Chris. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 92 p.

This book provides ways to reduce and prevent stress-related behaviours in people with dementia, and keep them comfortable in their environment. There are practical suggestions for dealing with some of the problems commonly faced by people with dementia, including eating, toileting, wandering, sleep, agitation and aggression. Also included are techniques for stimulating memory, ideas for calming the environment, tips on improving communication and therapies for reducing stress levels.

CC 616.8983 BON [P11939]








Remembering well : how memory works and what to do when it doesn't / Sargeant, Delys; Unkenstein, Anne. -- Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2001. xvi, 167 p.

This book discusses how memory works and how factors such as hearing loss, fatigue and drugs can affect it. It looks at what is part of normal memory change over the years and what is not, including a chapter on conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. There are strategies for improving memory as well as information on ways to manage memory changes over the years. Simply and clearly written, this book is illustrated throughout with stories of peoples experiences.

CC 152.4 SAR [P12025]








The ties that bind / NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA. -- Canada: National Film Board of Canada, 2004. 1 DVD (55 min.)

Focuses on the Jordan family and how they cope with their son, Chris, who has multiple disabilities. Chris wants to leave home and his family must plan for a future which has many uncertainties. The video is a heartwarming documentary on Chris's transition towards a more independent life.

CC 362.38 TIE [P11033]










Understanding death and dying : a guide for families and friends / Cathcart, Fiona. / BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD) -- Kidderminster: BILD Publications, 1994. 16p

This booklet is intended to help relatives and others support a family member or friend with a learning disability who is facing bereavement.

CC 155.937 CAT [P05081]








The Wesley homeshare story / Wesley Homeshare. -- Melbourne: Wesley Mission Victoria, [2009] 1 DVD (16 min.)

This dvd describes a professional matching and monitoring service run by Wesley Mission in Victoria which brings together older householders or householders with a disability with people of integrity for mutual benefit.

CC 362.31 WES [P13233]










What is happening to my friend Mary? An education and training package to help people who have an intellectual disability understand what happens when a friend or family member has dementia or Alzheimer's disease / Robertson, Annie; Rogers, Pam. -- Gore Hill: Sunshine Homes, 2000. 1 videocassette (10 mins) + book (13 p)

An Australian training package which explains what happens when a person has Alzheimer's disease. Everyday scenes from a home and with a doctor address some of the common concerns that people may have when a friend or relative starts to behave differently and what they can do to help. The accompanying handbook has suggestions for carers using the video. For people with intellectual disability.

CC 616.8983 WHA [P09931]










When Dad died / Hollins, Sheila; Sireling, Lester. -- Lond.: St George's Hospital Medical School, 1989. 60 p

An gentle and honest story about the death of a father illustrated with colour pictures.

CC 155.937 HOL [P05891;P07112;P08717]








When dad died / Hollins, Sheila; Sireling, Lester. -- London: Gaskell Press;St George's Hospital Medical School, 2004. 28 p.

For adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities, this book takes a gentle and straightforward approach to death in the family . This new edition answers questions about how we feel when someone dies, what happens after someone dies and how long it takes to get back to normal.

CC 155.937 HOL [P10882]








When mum died / Hollins, Sheila; Sireling, Lester. -- Lond.: St. George's Hospital Medical School, 1989. 60p.

This full colour picture book deals with the death of a mother in a gentle but honest way.

CC 155.937 HOL [P05157;P07723]








When mum died / Hollins, Sheila; Sireling, Lester. -- London: Gaskell Press;St George's Hospital Medical School, 2004. 28 p.

For adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities, this book takes a gentle and straightforward approach to death in the family . This new edition answers questions about how we feel when someone dies, what happens after someone dies and how long it takes to get back to normal.

CC 155.937 HOL [P10883]