Lifestyle Matters is a practical CD-Rom resource that contains a wealth of ideas and activities for occupational therapists, support workers, students and other professionals working with older people in the community. Taking a holistic approach, the Lifestyle Matters programme challenges participants to examine their lifestyle and to make positive changes which promote good physical and emotional health. Themes include:
The relationship between activity and health
Maintaining mental well-being
Maintaining physical well-being
Safety in the home and community
Each theme is divided into a number of sessions with ideas for introductory activities, group discussion topics and group activity ideas. There are also 64 photocopiable handouts in the book and on the accompanying CD-Rom that can be used within the group sessions.
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Claire Craig is a senior lecturer and researcher in occupational therapy at Sheffield Hallam University. She is particularly interested in working with older people and has written a number of publications focusing on the arts and dementia care. Gail Mountain is an occupational therapist as a well as a lead researcher in allied health and rehabilitation. Prior to embarking on a research career, she spent over ten years as a practitioner and manager in a variety of health settings.