Alzheimer's & Dementia Special Collection
Do you know someone struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's or dementia? Caregivers and patients can find many helpful resources in our special collection.
PHYSICAL COLLECTIONThe physical collection is located between the Reference Desk and the Young Adult section in the library. Feel free to ask for directions at the Reference or Circulation Desks.
The collection includes books, music CDs, and DVDs such as the Teepa Snow DVD series, produced by a care expert who trains and helps agencies, facilities, and families. Search our catalog to view books and other materials.
In addition to books and DVDs, we also have a set of Memory Kits that you can borrow with your library card. The set contains several types of activities whose purpose is to help you determine the mental capacity and level of functioning in an individual with any form of memory impaired dementia. Activities range from easy-to-use sensory kits, puzzles, large decks of cards with a game-table, imagination pattern-building kits, easy sing-along music CDs, respite DVDs of common daily activities, and tactile stimuli kits.
The set includes 4 bins that are checked out as one unit, and are intended for low- and moderate-functioning individuals. Kits can be requested and sent to any library within the OCLN.
- National Library of Medicine Health Information [internal link]
- Chinese Language Resources [internal link]
- Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home series, Linda Einis, MS OTR/L, ATP
- "Learning About Alzheimer's Through Clinical Trials," Heather Sawitsky [PowerPoint, pdf]
- Clinical Trials Information, National Library of Medicine [internal link]
- "Be the CEO of Your Healthcare," Jennifer Brinckerhoff, MD [PowerPoint, pdf]
- "Wellness in the Person with Dementia," Susan Flashner Fineman (MEd Vitalize Coach) & Mindy Grodofsky-Gilmore (LICSW) [PowerPoint, pdf]
- Adaptive Clothing & Other Wearable Aids [external links]
- Presentations from Family Caregiver Specialist Tara Flannigan, LSCW, MSW
- "Habilitation Therapy: How to Create a Failure-Free Home Environment" [PowerPoint, pdf]
- "Strategies for Successful, Supportive Family Meetings" [PowerPoint, pdf]
- "Behavior as Communication: Using the Habilitation Model to Work with People with Alzheimer's," Caren Silverlieb, MMHS Director of Strategic Planning and Partnerships JCHE [PowerPoint, pdf]
- "Verbal Abuse from Elderly Parents is Really Responsive Behavior," Kimberly Fowler, recommended by Caren Silverlieb [online blog post, external link]
- "General Overview of Memory Loss, Various Forms of Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease," Dr Ruth Kandel [PowerPoint notes, pdf]
- Memory Disorders Clinic at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center [flyer, pdf]
- Resources from Joanne Peskowitz, elder care expert
- Short List of Resources for Families Living with Dementia [annotated links, pdf]
- Introduction to Geriatric Care Management and How it Can Help You [informational flyer and compiled resources, pdf]