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Caregiver Resources

Resource Recommendations from our board member Nancy Hendley, a dementia care trainer at Caring Kind NYC

Recommended Books

Dementia Reconsidered Tom Kitwood
Dementia Reimagined Tia Powell
Contented Dementia by Oliver James
Ten Thousand Joys, Ten Thousand Sorrows Olivia Hoblitzelle
Validation Naomi Feil
Making an Exit Elinor Fuchs

Home Safety, ADL’s, and Activities

• This Caring Home (Rosemary Bakker)

• The Alzheimer’s Store

• Person Care

Recommended Films

Watch “The Father” starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman.

“Florian Zeller’s film “The Father” makes an inexplicably cruel element of the human condition recognizable in a way that only good art can. At once both an unsettlingly accurate simulation of what it’s like to love someone with dementia, and also a strikingly believable conception of what it’s like to live as someone with dementia, Florian Zeller’s “The Father” envisions senility as a house of mirrors in which everyone loses sight of themselves. Adapted from Zeller’s award-winning play of the same name, and directed with a firm hand by the playwright himself, this M.C. Escher drawing of a movie chips away at the austerity of the Euro-dramas that inform its style until every shot betrays the promise of its objectivity, and reality itself becomes destabilized.” -(Indie Wire)

The Arts and Dementia Care

• Stories Love Music Ilyana Kadushin/James Harrell

• TimeSlips (Anne Basting)

• To Whom I May Concern (Maureen Matthews)

• National Center for Creative Aging

• Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (Gary Glazner)

• ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer’s (John Ziesel & Sean Caulfield)

• connect2culture® network of NYC museums and other cultural institutions, providing specialized programming for people with dementia and their caregivers.  Full list at

• Montessori-based activities for dementia – Cameron Camp

• Communication and cueing systems – Michelle Bourgeois

• Communication, behaviors, and personal care – Teepa Snow youtube

• Communication and validation – Naomi Feil youtube