Doing Things: A Guide to Programming Activities for Persons with
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders by author, Jitka Zgola
is a source of dozens of
meaningful activity ideas for persons with dementia, this book should be
required reading for all adult day-care staff with an interest in dementia.
Doing Things shows how to provide a positive environment for people
with Alzheimer's by offering opportunities for social interaction and enjoyable
activities. The book outlines ways of using the activities to assess functional
impairment; strengths; weaknesses and unique needs of Alzheimer's patients, and
ways to tailor each exercise to accomodate varying needs.