Dr Lee-Fay Low is a leading researcher in the field of dementia. She co-led the largest controlled study of humour therapy in the world. The Sydney Multisite Study of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) project involved 36 residential aged care facilities and over 400 residents. Dr Low is also an expert on non-pharmacological management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, and has published on models of dementia service delivery — these have been adopted by the NSW state government. She has also published on mental health service delivery and national data on mental health hospitalisations. Dr Low leads the community care node at the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW, and has published original research, review and policy pieces on different models of community care. She is also a leading researcher internationally on dementia literacy (also known as dementia knowledge and beliefs), having conducted one of the most comprehensive population-based studies of dementia literacy in Australia, which has had international implications. The results of this body of research influenced Alzheimer’s Australia’s Mind Your Mind risk-reduction program, and the message of Australian Dementia Awareness Week 2008. Dr Low is a prominent researcher in the area of dementia in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups in Australia. She has been active in setting a research agenda, conducting, encouraging and facilitating research in the area, and in knowledge translation. She works closely with the Alzheimer’s Australia Cross-Cultural Network and multicultural organisations and represented the interests of CALD groups on the NSW Dementia Expert Advisory Panel that oversaw the development of the NSW Dementia Services Framework (2010–2015).
Live and Laugh with Dementia: The essential guide to maximizing quality of life
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Due for release February 2018 so pre-order your copy now.
Worldwide, over 45 million people suffer with dementia. This updated edition of Live and Laugh with Dementia is all about how to make life with dementia as positive as possible. By tailoring activities to suit the needs and abilities of dementia patients, we can help them to maintain their self-identity, slow the decline of mental function, and experience happiness and pleasure. The book also offers support and inspiration to family and carers of dementia sufferers.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7 ¾ x 5 Inches | Black & White | 256 Pages |
The Digestive Health Solution takes you on a journey of scientific discovery towards personalised, effective natural solutions for optimal digestive health. This book explores the mind–body connection, food intolerances, gluten sensitivity, dietary changes and key issues in the digestive system and provides practical ways to transform your digestive health.
It looks at research on popular natural medicines, sifting fact from fiction and uncovering evidence-based, safe treatments that can enhance your digestion and improve, or even eliminate, symptoms fast.
Using a personalised approach you can then follow an easy five-step plan for quick symptom relief, improve your health from the inside out and enjoy better digestive health, for life. This new edition includes updated information on gut bacteria and parasites, the FODMAP diet, additives and preservatives and a diet summary table.
SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | 272 Pages |
In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease.
The book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health.
The book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications. Individual chapters look at the effects of diabetes on the heart, vision, feet, kidneys, bladder, mind, mood, sleep and sex — all critically important areas for sufferers wanting to maintain optimum health.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7 ¾ x 5 Inches | 336 Pages |
Slow Ageing Guide to Skin Rejuvenation explains what happens to skin as it ages, de-mystifies cosmetic medicine, and presents clear, no-nonsense advice on the many options available ̶ including surgery-free, non-invasive techniques that you can utilise right now. It is the second book in the successful Slow Ageing series.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 223 x 210 mm | Colour | 228 Pages |
Beautiful skin is not only for the genetically blessed- everyone can enjoy the self-confidence that comes from looking their best, regardless of age. In Younger Skin in 28 Days, award-winning author and nutritionist Karen Fischer reveals how you can firm and tone your skin and take years off your appearance in a matter of weeks.
Among the many skin conditions that can be improved are: cellulite wrinkles dry skin sun damage acne rough and bumpy skin age spots and hyperpigmentation Karen reveals the best skin-care products and supplements for younger skin, and includes a 3-day alkalising cleanse to fast-track your results as well as a 28-day meal plan featuring 80 delicious, quick and easy recipes.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | Paperback | 272 Pages |