Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading


Dementia Society of America– All volunteer, nonprofit organization. Learn about dementias and caregiver resources.
Dementia Alliance International– Advocates for voice and needs of people living with all dementias.
Lewy Body Dementia Association– Education, research and support for people affected by Lewy Body Dementias
National Alliance for Caregiving– Local and national resources for caregivers of various illnesses.
Dementia Friendly America– Network of community organizations across the United States with a mission to ensure to better equip and support people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Memory Cafes- A welcoming place for persons with any type of dementia in the early stages and their care partners can socialize and enjoy activities and support.

Caring.Com dementia crisis guide


Tia Powell (2019). Dementia Reimagined; Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End. Penguin Random House.
Tim Johnston, R. (2019). Welcoming LGBT Residents; A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff. Routledge.
Edward Shaw, G. (2019). The Dementia Care-Partner’s Workbook; A Guide for Understanding Education, and Hope. Companion Press.
Allen Power, M. (2017). Dementia Beyond Drugs; Changing the Culture of Care.Health Professions Press.
Daniel Kuhn, M. (2013). Alzheimer’s Early Stages.Alameda, CA: Hunter House Inc.
Allen Power, M. (2011). Dementia Beyond Drugs; Changing the Culture of Care.Health Professions Press.
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter (2010). Encouraging Comfort Care: A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities
Hobitzelle, O. A. (2008). The Majesty of Your Loving.Cambridge, Massachusettes: Green Mountain Books.


“There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” Rosalynn Carter
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  (Maya Angelou)

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

“The best way out is always through.”

– Robert Frost