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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease and DementiaWhat are Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

The word “dementia” describes a set of symptoms that over time can affect memory, problem-solving, language and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. (Alzheimer’s Society: United Against Dementia)

Resources and Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease International

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

Plainfield Area Public Library Favorite Things Memory Kits — Reminiscence therapy is an activity which promotes the sharing of memories and the telling of stories. These kits, available for checkout, help caregivers facilitate reminiscence through photos and videos designed to stimulate conversation and memory.




The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia by Gail Weatherill (2020)

Caregiving with Love and Joy by Patricia Boswell (2022)

Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People by Stephen Garrard Post (2022)

Floating in the Deep End by Patti Davis (2021)

Is It Alzheimer’s? by Peter Rabins (2020)

The Problem of Alzheimer’s by Jason Karlawish (2021)

The Small Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease by Gary Small (2020)

The 36-Hour Day by Nancy Mace (2021)

The XX Brain by Lisa Mosconi (2020)



Movies and Streaming

Movies and Streaming

Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care (YouTube Channel) offers hundreds of videos covering all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving

Dementia Careblazers with Natali Edmonds (YouTube Channel) offers access to videos specifically targeted towards caregivers of loved ones with dementia/Alzheimer’s.







What’s the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? (Mayo Clinic)

2023 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures (annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association)

Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet (National Institute on Aging)

What is Dementia? (US Dept of Health & Human Services)

Dementia Statistics (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Cognitive Assessment Tools (Alzheimer’s Association)

In Conversation: New Directions in Dementia Research (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer’s Treatments: What’s on the Horizon? (Mayo Clinic)

FDA Converts Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment to Traditional Approval (US Food & Drug Administration–7/6/23)


Support for Families and Caregivers

Later Stage Alzheimer’s Disease: A Caregiver’s Guide (Alzheimer’s Association)

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Caregiver’s Checklist for Daily Care (WebMD)

A Guide to Alzheimer’s Caregiving (



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