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The 36-Hour Day

A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Nancy L. Mace, MA, And Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

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I"m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer's Care

John Zeisel Ph.D.

A revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s care, focusing on a patient’s strengths to maintain connections with others and the world. 



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Author Jamie Talan presents a broad overview of atypical dementias such as FTD by exploring the lived experiences of dozens of families affected by a diagnosis, and by sharing her own experiences from her career as a medical writer. Talan also tells the stories of many prominent researchers who made key breakthroughs in studying atypical dementias, including AFTD Medical Advisory Council members such as Bruce Miller, MD, and M.-Marsel Mesulam, MD.


When a Family Member Has Dementia: Steps to Becoming a Resilient Caregiver

McCurry, Susan M.


McCurry teaches caregivers how to take advantage of their own creativity and inner resources to develop strategies that will work in their unique situations. She presents her set of five core principles and then brings them to life through vignettes. Anyone who lives, works, or comes in contact with a person who has dementia will benefit from this



Understanding Difficult Behaviors: Some practical suggestions for coping with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses

by  Anne Robinson  (Author), Beth Spencer  (Author), Laurie White  (Author), Eastern Michigan University (Editor), NA(Illustrator)

This book was written for caregivers of persons with dementia. Caregivers may include family members as well as staff working in nursing homes, assisted living programs, adult day center programs, home care agencies, hospitals, hospice care and other settings providing care to persons with dementia. This material is intended to help caregivers understand the many possible explanations for why challenging behaviors may occur. Practical coping strategies for responding to challenging situations such as agitation, wandering, incontinence and resistance to care are also offered. These suggestions have been compiled from a number of sources including conversations with famlies, Alzheimer's Association newsletters, books and journal articles. This book was first published in 1989 and has been a valuable resource for caregivers and dementia educators. Thousands of books have been sold nationally and internationally. The 2007 edition includes updated resource listings and color headings.

The Memory Hub Library Catalog

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The Brookdale Foundation Group Publications 

-Brain Boosting Activities: A Resource Guide for Facilitators of Early Memory Loss Programs   

-How to Start and Manage a Group Activities and Respite Program for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Their Families: A Guide for Community-Based Organizations

-Field of Themes: 100 Activities for Our Senior Friends

-How To Plan and Implement an Early Memory Loss Program

-Promising Practices in Encouraging & Supporting Grandparents and Relatives

-Developing Rural Relatives As Parents Programming: Promising Practices- A Collection of Practice Wisdom from Across Rural America 


King County Library System

Caregiving by KCLS_Older_Adults - a staff-created list : Caregiving was one of the hottest topics at the latest White House Conference on Aging. Paid and unpaid caregivers experience a variety of stressors unique to this difficult yet often rewarding work. Check out these companion guides for your caregiving journey.

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) delivers a free library service to anyone in Washington who has difficulty using regular print materials because of a visual, physical, or cognitive limitation, or a temporary or permanent reading disability. This free library service provides books and magazines in audio and braille formats. All materials, including playback equipment and accessories, are sent free by mail, or can be downloaded to a smart phone or tablet.  

For more information call 1-800-542-0866 or email

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