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These are only a few of the many books and videos for your further exploration, but they are my favorites. I will periodically add new ones that excite me.

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ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International), World Alzheimer’s Report 2009, World Alzheimer’s Report 2010 and World Alzheimer's Report 2011 London: ADI, 2009 and 2010. Download at www.alz.co.uk/research/world-report

Basting, Anne, Forget Memory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Borrie, Cathie, The Long Hello — the Other Side of Alzheimer’s. Vancouver: Nightwing Press, 2010.

Bryden, Christine, Dancing with Dementia. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.

Calkins, Margaret, et al., Creating Successful Dementia Care Settings. (4 volume set) Baltimore: Health Professions , 2011,

Camp, Cameron, Montessori Based Activities for Persons with Dementia. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 2001.

Cayton, Harry, Nori Graham, and James Warner, Dementia: Alzheimer’s and other dementias : the ‘at your fingertips’ guide. London: Class publishing, 2004.

Coste, Joanne Koenig, Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Doraiswamy, P. Murali, Lisa Gwyther, and Tina Adler, The Alzheimer’s Action Plan: The Experts’ Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory Problems. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008

Fox, Judith, “I Still Do”. New York: Powerhouse Books, 2009

Genova, Lisa, Still Alice. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse Inc., 2007.

Greenblat, Cathy, Alive with Alzheimer’s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Guisset-Martinez, with Marion VIllez, Regaining Identity: New Synergies for a Different Approach to Alzheimer’s: Guidelines for Professional Practices. Paris: Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, 2011.

Kitwood, Tom, Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First. Buckingham, UK and Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1997.

Kuhn, Daniel, Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Families, Friends and Caregivers. Alameda, California: Hunter House, 2nd edition 2003; Kindle edition, 2011.

Mace, Nancy and Peter Rabins, The 36 Hour Day. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 5th edition 2011

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education (MAREP) By Us, For Us guides (8). Free download at or purchase from MAREP, www.marep.uwaterloo.ca/products/bufu.html

Power, Allen, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 2010.

Rosenberg, Francesca, Amir Parsa, Laurel Humble and Carrie McGee., Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia. Museum of Modern Art, 2009.

Shouse, Deborah. Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey. Kansas City, Missouri: The Creation Connection Press, 2006.

Shriver, Maria The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2011.

Shriver, Maria What’s Happening to Grandpa? Boston: Little Brown, 2004.

Small, Neil, Katherine Froggatt, and Murna Downs, Living and Dying with Dementia: Dialogues about Palliative Care. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007

Snyder, Lisa, Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s: An Essential Guide. Northbranch, Minn: Sunrise River Press, 2010.

Taylor, Richard, Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 2007.

Whitehouse, Peter and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer’s. Boston: Little Brown, 2008.

Zeisel, John, I’m Still Here. New York: Penguin Group, 2009.


SEE MORE... BEST DVDs

Harrington, Eamon and John Watkin, Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? The video can be seen online at http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/grandpa-do-you-know-who-i-am.html

Huebner, Berna and Eric Ellena, I Remember Better When I Paint… Order from www.irememberbetterwhenipaint.com/ (available in English and in French)

Kashi, Ed and Julie Winokur, The Sandwich Generation. Order from http://mediastorm.com/store/dvd-page/the-sandwich-generation

Lichtenstein, Brad, Almost Home. Order from www.almosthomedoc.org

Taylor, Richard, Be with me TODAY. Order from www.richardtaylorphd.com