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.

Recommended Readings

- 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. 

- You Can Heal Your Heart  - Louise Hay and David Kessler  

This book is about healing after loss.  It discusses the emotions and thoughts that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies.  It will help you develop greater self-awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage and tools to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more. 

- 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. 

Helpful Links

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

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