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
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Dementia is affecting more people than ever. For each person afflicted, their family are faced with hard decisions about how to look after them. A valuable and inspiring resource, this book focuses on how to make living with dementia as positive as possible, as well as offering practical suggestions and activities that can be tailored to suit individual needs.
Dr Lee-Fay Low is a leading researcher in the field, and has created Live and Laugh with Dementia to support loved ones and carers in maximising quality of life for the sufferer by helping them maintain their self-identity and continue to experience happiness.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7 ¾ x 5 Inches | Black & White | 256 Pages |
Nutritionist, skin expert and mother-of-two, Karen Fischer is known as the ‘last hope’ for eczema patients who have tried every therapy and cream to no avail. Inspired initially by her success in treating her daughter’s eczema, for the last decade Karen has treated eczema patients of all ages, including newborn babies.
In this second edition of her bestselling book, Karen brings you the results of her years of research and shares her tried-and-tested solutions for this heart-breaking condition, including emergency itch-busters, how to prevent chemical sensitivities, menus for all ages and skin care and non-diet information.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 7 ½ Inches | 288 Pages |
In Optimum Health the Paleo Way, Paleo nutritionist expert Claire Yates explains clearly why bad health is on the increase and how the Paleo lifestyle (not ‘diet’) can help. After taking a look at what has happened to us and our health, Claire sets out the key aspects of eating the Paleo way (including the importance of food as medicine, and the truth about fats, carbs, protein and fibre). She then takes you through the 28-day reset meal plan before including over 100 delicious Paleo recipes that will get you feeling great while eating some of the tastiest food of your life!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 230 x 185 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 336 Pages |
Dr. Peter Molan, MBE, the discoverer of the unique antibacterial activity in manuka honey.
“There are things in this book even I didn’t know about manuka. I literally couldn’t put it down.”
Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey chronicles the remarkable ‘rags-to-riches’ story of manuka honey, as seen through the eyes of a New Zealand beekeeping specialist who watched it unfold from the very beginning. It’s a great tale of science, in which an inquisitive university lecturer found something totally unexpected in a product everyone had written off.
It’s also an entertaining account of the way that seemingly simple discovery caught the international media’s attention, helping enterprising New Zealanders to develop manuka honey-based products and take them all around the globe. But above all else it’s a story of hope for the future, sounding a note of optimism in a world that for good reason feels saddened and sometimes even afraid about the future of the special relationship we humans have always had with those marvellous creatures, the honey bees.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | Colour Photographs Throughout | 256 Pages |
Navigating the ‘anti-ageing’ industry can seem an impossible task – what makes one product or treatment better than the hundreds of others available? Which is the best one? Why is the natural process of ageing portrayed so negatively? The Slow Ageing Guide to Skin Rejuvenation aims to help you find a path through the myths and confusion. Clear and comprehensive, it demystifies cosmetic medicine and explains precisely what happens to your skin as it ages.
Be empowered to enjoy getting older, take control of your health and understand the many options available to you, including surgery-free and non-invasive techniques you can use right now.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 223 x 210 mm | Colour | 228 Pages |