• Creative Care

    Creative Care

    Basting, Anne Davis

    The founder of Timeslips describes how the arts can reshape our views on aging and give meaning later in life through the expression of stories and a focus on imagination.

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  • Dementia Together

    Dementia Together

    Bielak-Smith, Pati

    Person-centered care focuses on how care partners can develop a relationship with an individual living with memory loss by focusing on needs and values rather than on the disease itself.

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  • High-octane Brain

    High-octane Brain

    Braun, Michelle

    A neuropsychologist outlines her brain health plan, focusing on five lifestyle changes: exercise, healthy food, lower stress, engagement, and boosting well-being and sleep.

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  • Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

    Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

    Chast, Roz

    The cartoonist Roz Chaz uses pictures, text, and humor to describe taking care of her parents as they aged into their nineties and faced increasing physical, emotional and cognitive declines.

    Format: Graphic Novel

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  • The Last Ocean

    The Last Ocean

    Gerrard, Nicci

    A British journalist and novelist asks how can we understand selfhood with an illness which dismantles it. What it is like for those experiencing dementia, in a society where autonomy and agency in life are highly valued.

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  • Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell

    This documentary follows Glen Campbell and his family on his national Goodbye Tour after he went public with his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2011.

    Format: DVD

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  • Keep Sharp

    Keep Sharp

    Gupta, Sanjay

    Neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent Gupta reviews the research on maintaining cognitive health through exercise, strategies to heighten attention and focus, relaxation, diet, and a robust social network.

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  • Her Beautiful Brain

    Her Beautiful Brain

    Hedreen, Ann

    A local writer and filmmaker sensitively interweaves her own life decisions as she processes the day-to-day needs of her mother who is living with Alzheimer’s.

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  • The End of Memory

    The End of Memory

    Ingram, Jay

    Described as a biography of Alzheimer’s, this study looks at the history of Alzheimer’s and the changing attitudes towards aging and dementia through the centuries and in different cultures. The author reviews current research including the “plaques" versus “tangles” debate and gender differences.

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  • The 36-hour Day

    The 36-hour Day

    Mace, Nancy L.

    First published in 1981 and now in its 6th edition, this text is a detailed resource for families and other care partners from diagnosis to end-of-life decisions. Topics include: behavioral symptoms, daily care, mood change and suspiciousness, and caregiver support and resources.

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