Beside the Seaside

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About the author:
The Visual Arts have been a part of my life since I was young and I've been a professional artist for over thirty years. After completing a degree in Fine Art I returned to nursing to earn a living. Little did I know that this would become my real discovery. During my time of working in aged care I realized there was a need for more appropriate movies and books for people with dementia. These interests lead me to completing a degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Visual Art.
This mixture of arts and health care experiences has culminated in a series of movies, picture books, and word games for people with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and memory loss. This has been my passion for the last fifteen years. It is satisfying to see my activity resources being used by families, therapists and carers in aged care to support reminiscence and social interaction for people in care.
The Share-Time Pictures' books and movies are generic in subject matter to provide recognition of familiar experiences for a person in care. My storytelling may be seen in a single photograph, or perhaps in two facing pages, or the story may continue over a few pages. Each story is captured within the theme of the book or movie. My photography and art provide good visual contrast to assist recognition and organized visual storytelling with simple and complex information. The images may appear random but they are designed to flow, provide a cue, engage and support memories of everyday experiences.

Beside the Seaside

A Share-Time Picture Book for Reminiscing and Storytelling

Authored by Judi Parkinson
Edition: 1

Beside the Seaside is a storytelling Picture Book. It is designed to support memory stimulation of past experiences for people with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and memory loss. It is more than a book of pictures; images are designed to flow, engage and tell a story within the theme of The Seaside and things one may see when visiting the beach.

Short visual stories for reminiscing include: girls playing in the sand; seascapes and close-up photos of nature, eg shells, grass, etc.; artist painting; people visiting the the beach and looking, paddling or swimming in the ocean; a father teaching his daughter how to skim pebbles; a teenage boy teaching his sister how to through a Frisbee disc.

The book provides the opportunity for sharing, reminiscence and storytelling in one-on-one situations or with a small group. It is suitable for carers, activity coordinators, therapists and family to share with a person in care to support social interaction.

Publication Date:
1512164410 / 9781512164411
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.25" x 6"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Photography / General

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