The Alzheimer's Disease Bookstore

Activities Books and Other Resources

Recreational and Therapeutic Activities

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Failure Free Activities

Hailed as an essential resource for caregivers, Failure-Free Activities for the Alzheimer's Patient shows how to improve the well-being and raise the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease. Author and psychologist Carmel Sheridan shows how to focus on the abilities that remain rather than the deficits of the patient. She offers simple, meaningful activities which help reinforce self-esteem while relieving boredom and frustration.

So Much More Than a Sing-A-Long

Music Therapist Neta Wenrick presents original interesting topics which are excellent for use with small and large groups. Includes planning activities around specific themes such as animals, father, home, women, travel, and time.

Group Work With Elders

50 structured exercises which specifically address therapeutic issues of the elderly. Includes introductions, directions, and rationale for each exercise, and illustrated worksheets which can be photocopied. The exercises combine important geriatric therapy techniques of reminiscence, validation, and remotivation to energize and inspire group members.

Essentials for the Activity Professional in Long term Care

This book to offer comprehensive training information for activity professionals. It includes Key terms and full glossary included for reference; a self-assessment exam to let readers measure their knowledge; and appendices that offer key contact information.


Reminiscing is one of the most powerful healing activities for people affected by Alzheimer's disease. Now families, friends and volunteers-anyone who comes in repeated contact with the person affected by Alzheimer's-can develop reminiscing skills. This book explains the simple techniques involved in stimulating memories. It describes themes to explore, shows how to use memory makers and outlines hundreds of meaningful activities involving reminiscence.

Alzheimer's Disease - Activity Focused Care

The updated edition of this unique guide provides practical and innovative strategies for care of people with Alzheimer's disease. Written from the viewpoint that activity-focused care promotes the resident's cognitive, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual wellbeing, the text is very readable and highly recommended for caregivers and families of people with Alzheimer's disease.

The Validation Breakthrough

The author shows caregivers how they can avoid conflict and stress by validating feelings rather than focusing on confusion.

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care

What does it take to be a friend to a person with Alzheimer's disease? All the same ingredients that go into any friendship. This book shows how easily you can make a difference in the life of a family member or client in your care.

Developing Support Groups

This reference provides step-by-step guidelines and ready-to use forms for developing, facilitating, and administering effective support groups for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Doing Things

The author offers step-by-step instructions for selecting and presenting appropriate activities, designed to promote security and self - esteem.

The Mentally Impaired Elderly

A collection of articles focusing on the caregiving environment, including the essential role of the caregiver in providing a safe place that promotes and enhances function and minimizes weaknesses and limitation.

Therapeutic Caregiving

The author has developed an array of techniques for prolonging self-care capabilities and slowing the effects of physical and mental degeneration.