Learn to SEE

People  who are Living within the spectrum of Dementia....are just that...human beings who need to live, love, have purpose and connect with other humans.......they just happen to have a condition or disease causing their brain to fail.

The First Step to Seeing....is Understanding  

 I am NOT the expert, but I AM a student of the amazing work being done and shared by professionals all over the world ; from those who have dedicated Their lives to Improving the Lives of those individuals living into advanced age or with some form of dementia.   I am drawn to those who share my belief that a HUMAN SOUL does not die because connection to one's memories are being cut off....the Essence of a person is STILL THERE.........WE have to learn to be Present and Adapt  so we can SEE the Essence of the individual...without
labels.  It is up to US to support those individuals....help them SHINE ON!!

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 My Favorite Resources 

  • The Best Friend's Approach to Dementia Care by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

  • I"m Still Here by John Zeisel, PhD

  • The Spectrum of Hope -An optimistic and New approach to Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias by Gayaatri Devi, MC

  • The Dementia Concept by Joshia J Freitas

  • Validation by Naomi Feil

  • Together-The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H. Murthy, MD

  • Soundtrack to My Life by John Osborne

  • The Enduring Self in People with Alzheimer's by Sam Fazio

  • Connecting with Socially Isolated Seniors by Paricia Osage

  • Connecting through Music with people with Dementia: A guide for Caregivers by Robin Rio

  • If Only You would Ask:  A guide to spending Quality Time with the Elderly by Eileen Berger an Joan Bachman

  • Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care - G Allen Powers, MD

  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer's by Joanne Koenig Coste

  • The Art of Dementia Care - Daniel Kuhn and Jane Verity

  • Alzheimer's Proofing your Home - Mark L Warner

  • Moving a Relative with Memory Loss - Laurie White & Beth Spencer

  • Qi Gong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging  - Stephen Rath

  • Musicophilia:  Tales of Music and the Brain- Dr. Oliver Sacks

  • Living Well with Dementia through Music - Catherine Richards

  • Movement with Meaning: A Multi-sensory Program for individuals with Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease - Barbara Larsen

  • Activities to Do with your Parent who has Alzheimer's Dementia- Judith A Levey, EdM, OTR

  • Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E Tanzi PhD

  • Together, The Healing Power of Human Connection by Dr Vivek Murthy MD

  • Connecting with Socially Isolated Seniors- Patricia Osage

  • Aging Backwards - Miranda Esmonde-White


Writing on Computer

  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4/2013 Vol17 No 4:    Review - The Neurochemistry of ​Music by Mona Lisa Chanda and Daniel Levitin-Dept of Psychology McGill University, Montreal Quebec  QC H3A 1B1

  • Individualized Music for Persons with Dementia:  A general evidenced based practice guildeline.  6th Edition Linda G Gerdner Phd, RN,FAAN written 1996/ Revised 6/18

  • Talking Sense:  Living with Sensory Changes and Dementia by Agnes Houston 

  • A Small Group Conversation on Community, Aging and the Power of Music by Kutter Callaway, PhD

  • ALIVE INSIDE - Mini Guide to the Empathy Revolution - "Listening to the Song of Life"

  • Intergenerational Activities Resources Kit:  by Sharon MacKenzie BA MEd, of BC Community Response Network 

  • Connecting the Generations:  A practical guide for Developing Intergenerational Programs by James M McCrea, MPW, Merrille Weilssman MS and Gina Thorpe-Brown BA.  Center of Social and Urban Research University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan  2004

  • The Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise for People Living with Dementia, by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW

  • Neurocognitive Disorder Dx https://www.ukessays.com/essays/psychology/major-and-minor-neurocognitive-disorder.php

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