Dementia Resources*:

 

Books:

Creative Connections in Dementia Care™: Engaging Actvities to Enhance Communication. By Rev. Katie Norris & Jennifer Brush

  • Written for anyone who cares for a person with dementia—family members, friends, and professionals— this how-to manual is packed with guidance to help enhance communication, interactions, task breakdown, and problem-solving efforts while also encouraging the abilities of each participant.

 

I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia by Jennifer Brush & Kerry Mills

  • Easy to read, and easy to impliment, this book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to make the most of each day! Care partners will see their loved one as a whole person with strengths and abilities, which will promote greater independence and self-sufficiency for the person with dementia. (Includes a few stories from Rev. Katie Norris and her father, Dr. Charlie Farrell.)

 

Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care by G. Allen Power 

  • While this book is geared towards care communities, we found it very helpful in knowing how to advocate for compassionate care for my mother. Winner of a 2011 Mature Media Award and named Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing, Dementia Beyond Drugs inspires and challenges all care providers working with individuals with dementia to undertake a true operational change—moving away from an institutional model and toward an experiential model of care that treats individuals with dementia with the personal attention, respect, and dignity they deserve.

 

Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator?: An Explanation of Alzheimer's Disease for Children by Max Wallack

 

 

Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror: A Detective's Manual for Solving Problems Associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders by Dr. Cameron J. Camp

  • A very important and touching book about how to understand behavior in people with dementia. 

 

Montessori Methods:

Montessori Methods for Dementia™ by Gail Elliot, MA, BASC

  • An all encompasing book that shows why Montessori methods work and how to use them to increase quality of life and maintain dignity and respect for the person with dementia. This is a must have book for families and care communities!!

 

You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello: The Montessori Method for Positive Dementia Care 
by Tom and Karen Brenner

  • A good introduction to the basics of Montessori methods for people with dementia. Accessible and easy to read. 

 

Montessori-Based Activities for Persons with Dementia, Vol 1 by Dr. Cameron J. Camp

  • Discusses the research behind why Montessori works for people with dementia and includes many activites that can be implimented in the home or in a care community.

 

Creative Connections in Dementia Care™: Engaging Actvities to Enhance Communication. By Rev. Katie Norris & Jennifer Brush

 

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