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New Activities Guide for Caregivers

Friday January 24, 2014

Tribune Staff

The Tampa Tribune. - One man’s quest to create daily activities for his father, who suffered with Parkinson’s disease and dementia for 25 years, has resulted in a new book that could benefit other caregivers.

“Activities 101 for the Family Caregiver” (R.O.S. Therapy Systems, $9.95) offers common sense suggestions to help senior loved ones stay effectively engaged throughout the day, instead of spending hours watching television or, worse, never getting out of bed.

Scott Silknitter and co-authors Cindy Bradshaw and Dawn Appler-Worsley based the book on the training and approaches used by activity professionals in nursing homes and long-term care settings.

The book can be ordered at the R.O.S. website: www.rostherapysystems.com/shop/activities-101-guide/. It is also available at amazon.com, and it is free with a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association Inc. at lbda.org

Tribune Staff. (Jan 24, 2014). The Tampa Tribune. http://tbo.com/health/new-activities-guide-for-caregivers-20140124/

Tribune Staff. (Jan 24, 2014). The Tampa Tribune. New Activities Guide for Caregivers. http://tbo.com/health/new-activities-guide-for-caregivers-20140124/

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