Dementia 101: Simple, SenseAble Suggestions to Connect & EngAge
This practical and user-friendly book invites creativity, togetherness, and moments of pleasure into the dementia- care partner relationship! 101 simple, sensory-based and creative suggestions are offered using a conversational style to help inspire meaningful connection, engagement, and resiliency. Care partners (whether new to this role or not) are encouraged to mix and match these suggestions, create their own, and revisit what works best within their unique partnership, either at home or within their communities. A SenseAble dementia care companion.
American Journal of Dance Therapy Special Issue
Social Justice in Dance/Movement Therapy Practice, Research, and Education (December 2019)
Natasha is honored to have had her work published in the American Journal of Dance Therapy’s Special Issue: Social Justice in Dance/Movement Therapy Practice, Research, and Education (December 2019). Her article offers creative, non-pharmacologic, and cost-efficient methods, including Dance/movement therapy, that may help increase overall comfort, dignity, and quality of life for older adults with dementia-associated aggression in long-term care settings.
Goldstein-Levitas, N. (2019). Moving towards wellness in long-term care: Considerations for dementia-associated aggression. American Journal of Dance Therapy. 41(2), 286–301. doi.org/10.1007/s10465-019-09303-9
American Journal of Dance Therapy 50th Anniversary Issue
Natasha is honored to have had her work published in the 50th Anniversary Issue of the American Journal of Dance Therapy (December 2016). Her article offers a holistic, cost-effective, and fruitful approach to promoting quality of life in dementia care.
Using the creative therapies to cope with grief and loss.
Natasha has contributed a chapter on dance/movement therapy with older adults living in care facilities to Stephanie Brooke’s and Dorothy Miraglia’s 2015 book Using the creative therapies to cope with grief and loss.
Goldstein-Levitas, N. J. (2015). Dance/movement therapy with institutionalized older adults: an effective, holistic intervention for loss adaptation. In Brooke, S.L. & Miraglia, D.A. (Eds.), Using the creative therapies to cope with grief and loss. (pp. 263-282). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
Connecting in the Land of Dementia
Natasha’s interview with Deborah Shouse on the Dementia Journey website and in Shouse’s 2016 book, Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together.