365 Days close to the elderly
The idea for writing a book with recreational material for the Third Age and people living with dementia resulted from three factors: the need to organize the material gathered during more than 6 years of experience in recreating the elderly in and out of care homes, the lack of a similar publication in Greek bibliography, and our belief that it is important to make our method known to as many people as possible and to help them make the most of it.
It is a valuable and understandable tool, the result of a long-standing contact with the elderly and people living with dementia, based on the thāllo method, which we have developed and which helps enormously in improving their everyday lives.
The activities included in this publication have been implemented in more than 2.000 beneficiaries and they are designed so as to strengthen people’s feeling of self-confidence and to encourage their socialization.
The book includes:
The presentation and explanation of the thāllo method
More than 1,400 stimuli
More than 1,000 activities
96 connotation diagrams for better understanding the method
A list of activities divided in topics with more than 50 recommendations
The first edition was offered free of charge to Greek Alzheimer’s companies, non-profit institutions and nursing homes, to our volunteer network, as well as to caregivers, who praised the book’s importance in improving the life of people with dementia.
If you wish to buy the book please visit our e-shop.
The writing, designing and first edition of the book "365 days close to the elderly" was implemented within the framework of the Points of Support program, which is co-funded by the ΤΙΜΑ Charitable Foundation, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the Hellenic Hope charity organization, the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation, the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Bodossaki Foundation.
In 2015 we started a collaboration with Vakxikon Publications in order to publish our translations of theater plays like "The Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, "The Circle of Love" by Arthur Schnitzler (supported by the Federal Chancellery of Austria), "The Suede Jacket" by Stanislav Stratiev and "Anna Weiss" by Mike Cullen.
You can find more information on the books and the translator in the official webpage of Vakxikon Publications.