Resources for Dementia and Alzheimer's

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GRRL has numerous resources on dementia and Alzheimer's, including those geared towards caregivers and family members


Michael Rossato-Bennett, Alexandra McDougald, Regina Kulik Scully, Dan Cohen, Bobby McFerrin
Description: A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.
Call Number: 615.85154 Ali
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
American Geriatrics Society, Health in Aging Foundation
Description: "If you or someone you love has Alzheimer's Disease or dementia, you may feel frightened, angry, and uncertain about what the future holds. This authoritative resource will answer your questions and serve as your trusted guide. It explains what you're dealing with, what to expect, how the disease progresses, how to talk to doctors, survival tips for caregivers, and much more,"--page [4] of cover.
Call Number: 616.831 Alz
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Elizabeth Arledge, Doug Quade, Ben McCoy, John E. Low, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: An urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer's disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer's is also a major and rapidly growing public health crisis. This high-profile PBS documentary powerfully illuminates the social consequences for America unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.
Call Number: 616.8311 Alz
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #1
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #2
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #3
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #4
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #5
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #6
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #7
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #8
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #9
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #10
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #11
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Call Number: Brain Fitness Kit #12
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Marguerite Manteau-Rao
Description: This is a unique and compassionate guide that offers an effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) program to help you meet your own needs and lower stress levels while caring for your loved one. This guide provides skills for dealing with the accompanying emotional and physical stress, and offers tools to help you manage your own needs, in addition to the needs of your loved one. In the midst of the pain of caring for someone with dementia, the mindfulness practices in this book will help you find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one. It addresses both stress reduction and greater ease in providing care. You will learn to approach your care with a calm, centered presence, respond to your loved one instead of reacting, and learn to connect with your loved one beyond their words. You will learn to effectively manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions that are often associated with dementia care.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 616.83 Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Amy Newmark, Angela Timashenka Geiger
Description: Collects personal accounts from Alzheimer's patients and family members on their individual struggles, providing inspiring and uplifting tales of strength, treatment, and compassion.
Call Number: 362.19 Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Beth Spencer, Laurie White
Description: This handbook is intended to help families understand possible causes of common behavior changes and learn to respond more effectively to behaviors. The book includes strategies for the following: challenges with dressing, eating, bathing, toileting, mouth care; agitation, anxiety, anger and aggression; sleep and sundowning; wanting to go home; wandering, walking or pacing; repetitive behaviors; hallucinations, delusions and paranoia; physical intimacy and sexual behavior. There are also sections about communication and problem-solving, a glossary and an extensive list of other resources.
Call Number: 362.19 Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Sharon (Sharon L.) Larson, Mike D Larson
Description: Sharon Larson and her son Mike recount the experiences they had with family Alzheimer's and dementia patients. From their journals they show how the illnesses progressed in grandfather and husband, write what it was like for them as family and caregivers, and discuss sensitive topics surrounding these diseases.
Call Number: 362.19 Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Richard Furman
Description: Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman helps readers understand dementia and Alzheimer's and shows them how to make lifestyle changes that can reduce the likelihood of developing these diseases.
Call Number: 616.831 Fur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Martha Clare Morris, Laura Morris
Description: Looks at the role that diet plays in brain health and the prevention of cognitive decline and offers a diet designed to ensure that the brain gets the nutrients it needs to function at its best, along with eighty recipes full of brain nutrients.
Call Number: 616.831 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Jean Demetris, Alex Demetris
Description: When Grandma starts to become forgetful, Alice and her family create a box of memories to remind her of all the good times they have shared together.
Call Number: E Dem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Shibley Rahman
Call Number: 362.19 Rah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Richard M. Restak, Teaching Company
Call Number: KIT 612.82 Res
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
K. S. Kosik, Alisa Bowman, Reader's Digest Association
Description: "An easy-to-follow, research-based guide to the simple, low-cost lifestyle choices you can make to reduce the risk or slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Develop a personalized plan, including recipes, brain-training games, exercises. Includes advice for caregivers"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 616.831 Kos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Ellen Wittlinger
Description: Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay--but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself.--Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Wit
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
Description: When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. Mace and Robins provide practical and specific advice to make care easier, improve quality of life, and lift the spirits of a family dealing with Alzheimer disease.
Call Number: 616.831 Mac 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Amy Berger
Description: Based on research that shows that Alzheimer's Disease results from a fuel shortage in the brain, certified nutrition specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat the disease at its roots.
Call Number: 616.831 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Marc E Agronin
Description: "Becoming a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another neurocognitive disorder can be an unexpected, undesirable, underappreciated--and yet noble role. It is heartbreaking to watch someone lose the very cognitive capacities that once helped to define them as a person. But because of the nature of these disorders, the only way to become an effective caregiver and cope with the role's many daily challenges is to become well-informed about the disease. With the right information, resources and tips on caregiving and working with professionals, you can become your own expert at both caring for your charge and taking care of yourself, "--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 616.83 Agr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Dale E. Bredesen
Description: Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, Bredesen outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. He then shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.
Call Number: 616.8311 Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Preston Estep
Description: "Studying the diets of the 'Mindspan elite'--those populations that live longest with low levels of dementia--as well as the ways that certain food additiives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr. Preston Estep explains how the recent slew of popular brains-and-aging books have steered us down the wrong dietary path. Shattering myths about which foods are (and are not) benefitial to our brains, 'The mindspan diet' reveals a simple plan to slow cognitive decline."--Jacket.
Call Number: 616.831 Est
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Gayatri Devi
Description: "By defining Alzheimer's Disease as a spectrum disorder---like autism, it affects different people differently---Dr. Gayatri Devi offers new hope for its millions of sufferers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Devi shares the stories of her patients in the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical wisdom and advice. She explains the importance of an early diagnosis; drugs and therapies that can help manage the disease; and how to cope, from maintaining independence to the best ways to fight depression and apathy. There are chapters on sexuality, genetics, communication, even staying on the job---because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit the grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives."--Back cover.
Call Number: 616.8311 Dev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Ken Abraham
Call Number: 362.19 Abr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
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Alive Inside [DVD]
Michael Rossato-Bennett, Alexandra McDougald, Regina Kulik Scully, Dan Cohen, Bobby McFerrin
615.85154 Ali
Coping With Behavior Change In Dementia : A Family Caregiver's Guide
Beth Spencer, Laurie White
362.19 Spe
Alzheimer's & Dementia For Dummies
American Geriatrics Society, Health in Aging Foundation
616.831 Alz
Dad's Last Hunt
Sharon (Sharon L.) Larson, Mike D Larson
362.19 Lar
Alzheimer's, Every Minute Counts [DVD]
Elizabeth Arledge, Doug Quade, Ben McCoy, John E. Low, PBS Distribution (Firm)
616.8311 Alz
Defeating Dementia : What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's And Other Forms Of Dementia
Richard Furman
616.831 Fur
Brain Fitness Kit #01 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #1
Diet For The Mind : The Latest Science On What To Eat To Prevent Alzheimer's And Cognitive Decline-- From The Creator Of The Mind Diet
Martha Clare Morris, Laura Morris
616.831 Mor
Brain Fitness Kit #02 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #2
Grandma's Box Of Memories : Helping Grandma To Remember
Jean Demetris, Alex Demetris
E Dem
Brain Fitness Kit #03 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #3
Living Well With Dementia : The Importance Of The Person And The Environment For Wellbeing
Shibley Rahman
362.19 Rah
Brain Fitness Kit #04 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #4
Optimizing Brain Fitness [Kit]
Richard M. Restak, Teaching Company
KIT 612.82 Res
Brain Fitness Kit #05 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #5
Outsmarting Alzheimer's : What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk
K. S. Kosik, Alisa Bowman, Reader's Digest Association
616.831 Kos
Brain Fitness Kit #06 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #6
Saturdays With Hitchcock
Ellen Wittlinger
J FIC Wit
Brain Fitness Kit #07 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #7
The 36-Hour Day : A Family Guide To Caring For People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, And Memory Loss
Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
616.831 Mac 2017
Brain Fitness Kit #08 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #8
The Alzheimer's Antidote : Using A Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet To Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, And Cognitive Decline
Amy Berger
616.831 Ber
Brain Fitness Kit #09 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #9
The Dementia Caregiver : A Guide To Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's Disease And Other Neurocognitive Disorders
Marc E Agronin
616.83 Agr
Brain Fitness Kit #10 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #10
The End Of Alzheimer's : The First Program To Prevent And Reverse Cognitive Decline
Dale E. Bredesen
616.8311 Bre
Brain Fitness Kit #11 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #11
The Mindspan Diet : Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, And Keep Your Brain Young
Preston Estep
616.831 Est
Brain Fitness Kit #12 [Kit]
Brain Fitness Kit #12
The Spectrum Of Hope : An Optimistic And New Approach To Alzheimer's Disease And Other Dementias
Gayatri Devi
616.8311 Dev
Caring For A Loved One With Dementia : A Mindfulness-Based Guide For Reducing Stress And Making The Best Of Your Journey Together
Marguerite Manteau-Rao
616.83 Man
When Your Parent Becomes Your Child : A Journey Of Faith Through My Mother's Dementia
Ken Abraham
362.19 Abr
Chicken Soup For The Soul : Living With Alzheimer's & Other Dementias : 101 Stories Of Caregiving, Coping, And Compassion
Amy Newmark, Angela Timashenka Geiger
362.19 Chi