Helpful Links

More Knowledge, Better Care.

We know caring for a loved one with dementia is a big undertaking, and you may have many questions throughout the various stages of the disease. Alongside the advice and expertise of our dementia care professionals, the internet is a great tool full of valuable resources and helpful information. When using online research to help facilitate your decision-making process, always consult with family, friends and health care professionals you trust.

Helpful Links

Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas - Caregiver Education Videos 

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivinghttp://www.rosalynncarter.org/dementia_webinars/

Dementia Friendly Fort Worthhttp://www.dffw.org/

Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texashttps://alz.org/northcentraltexas

Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging - https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/aaatc/ 

Texas Healthy at Home - https://texashealthyathome.org/

Age Friendly Fort Worth - http://fortworthtexas.gov/age-friendly-fort-worth/

 

Recommended Readings & Movies

- Love Remembers: Holding on to Hope and Faith in Face of Early-Onset Alzheimer's by Kathe Ambrose Goodwin

Dementia is a terrifying disease, snatching away memory and independence from those close to our hearts. Early-onset Alzheimer's takes even more, stealing whole chapters of people's lives. But love and hope do not have to fall victim to the disease. In Love Remembers, Kathe Ambrose Goodwin shares how her family has coped with her husband Steve's battle with early-onset Alzheimer's, from the first signs something was wrong to living with the final stages of the disease with dignity, peace, and even joy. Kathe lays bare the pain and frustration of their journey and how her family's love and faith shine through, giving meaning and hope to even the darkest days.

- Alzheimer's: A handbook for the Caretaker - Eileen H. Driscoll

This manual is a very enlightening study of the person with Alzheimer’s Disease.  It gives the reader an overview on how to care for someone with Alzheimer’s on a daily basis, with many fine resources and the material is simplified in terms that most people can understand. 

- I’m Still Here:  A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer’s  - John Zeisel      

This book is a much needed glass half-full look at the disease that shows how to connect with someone through the fog of dementia and build a relationship with the person within. 

- Alzheimer’s:  A Beautiful Spirit Celebrated by Linn Possell

People with dementia can thrive and have a wonderful quality of life when we believe in this possibility, recognize their spiritual energy, and give them the opportunity to live their lives in an environment that is nurturing and responsive to their needs.  This book will help the reader begin to rethink what is possible for their loved one and for their own life. 

- Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease by The Alzheimer’s Experts at Mayo Clinic

This book includes information about what to expect with typical aging and what are the earliest signs of abnormal aging.  Characteristic features of each stage of the Alzheimer’s disease process.  Latest research on diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’ Disease and non-Alzheimer’s forms of dementia including frontotemporal degeneration, dementia with Lewy bodies and vascular cognitive impairment. 

Progressing Through Grief:  Guided Exercises to Understand Your Emotions and Recover from Loss by Stephanie Jose

Guided exercises to understand your emotions and recover from loss.

- Movie Away From Her Featuring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, and Olympia Dukakis. 

Married for almost 50 years Grant and Fiona appear to have an unwavering commitment to each other.  This serenity is broken by Fiona’s increasingly evident memory loss.  For a while, the couple is able to casually dismiss these unwelcome changes, but when neither Fiona nor her husband can deny any longer that she is being consumed by her disease, the couple is forced to wrenchingly redefine the limits of their love and loyalty and face the complex, inevitable transition from husband and wife to strangers. 

- Movie - Glen Campbell I’ll Be Me  

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America.  They thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America.  What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable.  Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a Goodbye Tour.  The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using live, laughter, and music as their medicine of choice.