Living in the Present is a guidebook of visual and verbal exploration for older adults with dementia using age appropriate, relevant materials and approaches.
This Guidebook Contains:
• 8 themed sections including travel, food and seasons, each section beginning with a sample reading
• Over 80 full page colour photographs plus corresponding black and white templates for use
• Discussion questions designed to stimulate interest and conversation
• Step by step instructions for using the guidebook
• Suggested art materials
About the Author:
Esther Zeller Cooper is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Registered Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association, in private practice in Toronto Ontario. She is also a professional artist and a Signature Member of The Toronto Watercolour Society. Esther is a faculty member of The Toronto Art Therapy Institute where she teaches and supervises students in their internships. She has lectured on gerontology and is actively involved in programs she has created for older adults with dementia.
Her professional affiliations include: AATA - American Art Therapy Association, CAG - Canadian Association on Gerontology, CATA - Canadian Art Therapy Association, CRPO - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, NICE - National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, OAMHP - Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.