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Our mission of supporting a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping families affected takes shapes in many ways. One of these is our online resource center where we list a number of resources that families and caregivers may want to consider. Everyone’s journey is unique, but the one constant is the need for support. Along the years, we have all learned a few things and been given recommendations from others. We hope you find something helpful within these pages.


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Please Don’t Give Up on Me, by Lisa Pastorik – The story of a man, his love for his wife, and their struggle with Alzheimer’s disease ( I came across this one when searching for Jan’s book for some language – have any of you heard of it? Should we include it?)

While I Remember to Tell You, by Colleen Hertel – A combination guide/workbook/narrative/journal. This book is for anyone seeking to age with dignity and control. It was inspired by the author’s experience providing care for loved ones and by her passionate desire to help us all remain true to ourselves, even in our frailest moments.

Still Alice, by Lisa Genova – Alice Howland, a linguistics professor, receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s disease and finds her family bonds wholly tested.

Don’t Give Up on Me, by Jan Simpson – Supporting aging parents successfully

The 36-Hour Day, by Nancy Mace – A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, by Jolene Brackey A Journal for Caregivers, Fourth Edition 4th Edition – A vision to look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy.


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