Dementia Resources

Below you will find resources related to dementia. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Click on the title to visit their website or link to purchase the book.

Books

Forget Dementia: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia by Anne Basting

The Penelope Project by Anne Basting (this is also a documentary)

Start with Yes! by Cathy Braxton and Tami Neumann

Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities by Susan H. McFadden, John T. McFadden

Blogs

Creating life with words: Inspiration, love, and truth by Kate Swaffer

Which me am I today? by Wendy Mitchell

 

Videos

Understanding Dementia by Wendy Mitchell

TED Talk by Liza Genova, What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s

 

Podcasts

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio hosted by Lori La Bey (especially this episode)

Dementia Matters hosted by UW-Madison, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

 

Programs and Organizations

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Based in Madison, WI

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Nationally

Alzheimer’s Association, Nationally

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, Based in Brooklyn, NY

Amy’s Place/Caring in Hope Together, Based in Roswell, GA

A Place for Mom, Nationally

Brown County Memory Cafe, Brown County, WI

CaringKind New York, NY

DementiaRAW

Fox Valley Memory Project, Appleton, WI

New York Memory Center Brooklyn, NY

Shay’s Way, Based in Minnesota

SPARK Alliance, Based in Wisconsin

Teepa Snow, Based in North Carolina (Highly recommend her GEMS training)

TimeSlips Storytelling Globally but based in Milwaukee, WI

UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, Seattle, WI

 

Articles and Research

Pilot Study Utilising TimeSlips

The Nun Study

Teaching Young Children about Dementia

Creativity and Aging

Dementia: the Joy of Living an Improvisational Life

 

Alz Research Centers 

Centers in the United States