The Dementia Spectrum
from Understanding....to Living 

 

People who are Living within the spectrum of Dementia....are still just people who continue to need to love, have purpose, experience Joy and connect with other humans.....  

with the right support can still SHINE ON..

                     

   

"We can learn all there is about Alzheimer's disease, how many types of dementia there are, clinical responses to challenging behavioral manifestations of the condition etc....but we must remind ourselves with every interaction that this is a human being with a story to learn and a life that goes on"

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Books

Books

  • 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 - by Gayaatri Devi, MC

  • The Dementia Concept by Joshua J Freitas

  • Life Story Work with People with Dementia - Polly Keiser & Ruth Eley

  • 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                                  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

  • Creating Moments of Joy - Jolene Brackey

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My Favorite Resources
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Writing on Computer

Websites

Reviewing Reports at Desk

Research/Reports

 Current RESEARCH project on Living Well with Dementia by Dementia Research Institute -

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Film/Video

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