This workbook is an excellent resource for caregivers; easy to read, it covers how important activities are in the daily life of the individual diagnosed with mild and moderate Alzheimer’ disease.
Linda Levine Madori, Ph.D, author of Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults, has worked in the field of Health Care as a therapist, teacher, advisor, researcher, supervisor and innovator of new methodology with regard to providing programming to the older population and specifically those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Having credentials in both Therapeutic Recreation (M.S.) and New York State Licensing and Board Certification in Creative Arts Therapy (ATR-BC#000971-1), she has had the unique experience to be professionally active on the state level and internationally in moving both professional fields forward into the 21 century putting research into practice both nationally and internationally.
Since 1991, Dr. Levine Madori has been a People to People Ambassador Leader and has presented papers and lectured extensively in over 20 countries including Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland, Indonesia, Lithuanian, Prague, Russia, China and Italy. She has Co-Chaired both the Creative Arts and Leisure and Aging Track of the American Society on Aging, served on the Leisure and Aging Section of the National Recreation and Park Association, developed professional educational intensives for the American Art Therapy Association, and implemented workshops and professional panel presentations for educators, therapists and psychotherapists as an Ambassador Leader to the People to People International Educational Program.
Dr. Levine Madori has worked as a Professor for the past 14 years at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Receiving her Ph.D. In Health Education Studies from New York University, her dissertation titled; Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Functioning and Psychosocial Well-being was published in 2009 by VDM Publishing,(http://www.vdm-publishing.com) and is now distributed internationally. The study which looked at cognitive functioning and quality of life issues was the basis for Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for the Older Population (TTAP Method) published by Health Professionals Press in January 2007. Recently, the TTAP Method ™ was translated into Finnish and is available to the European market.