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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

 

Books

Books

The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia by Gail Weatherill

Caregiving with Love and Joy by Patricia Boswell

Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People by Stephen Garrard Post

Floating in the Deep End by Patti Davis

Is It Alzheimer’s? by Peter Rabins

The Problem of Alzheimer’s by Jason Karlawish

The Small Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease by Gary Small

The 36-Hour Day by Nancy Mace

The XX Brain by Lisa Mosconi

 

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.

Kanopy

Hoopla

 

Books

Articles

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

2022 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)

 

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 (Caring.com)

ALZConnected message boards

 


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