Amazing Activities for Low Function Abilities addresses a growing public health issue in America: providing therapeutic activities for people with Alzheimer’s, other dementia disorders, and persons with low function abilities. A dedicated activities professional with many years of experience, the author champions the advancement of non-drug therapy for this population. Amira Choukair Tame has shared these techniques with other professionals through her caregiver training sessions and workshops. Her book includes therapeutic activities for caregivers to use for anyone with dementia. The text isn’t just a list of activities. The techniques offered in the book are designed to assist caregivers in identifying individual strengths and weaknesses that will help them customize a set of activities suitable for diverse needs, and address the frustrations and difficulties encountered while caring for this population. The exercises are suitable for individuals at any stage of dementia, as well as those with low function abilities. A one-hour training video complements the book with an informative lecture and real-life examples.
Amira Choukair Tame, ACC, CDP, CLL is a nationally Certified Activities Consultant (NCCAP), Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Laughter Leader (World Laughter Tour). Amira has published several activities books and has shared her techniques with other professionals in caregiver training sessions and workshops. Training hospice care volunteers has been especially rewarding. Her techniques have gained the trust and respect of her peers, the medical community, and most importantly, those she has helped to re-establish a sense of respect and dignity to their lives — the person with Alzheimer’s disease.