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Berger, Helene

Summary: "CHOOSING JOY is a book of hope. Most accounts of Alzheimer's describe a process of irreversible degeneration and decline. This is a rare success story, the story of a woman who refused to surrender to the implications of her husband's diagnosis, instead inspiring him to join her in making every moment they had together meaningful and precious. A few months after their fiftieth anniversary, Ady...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Health Mind Berger

Summary: For years, Alzheimer's has devastated the lives of millions of families. The disease is the 6th leading cause of death in America. Keith Famie's documentary takes an in-depth look at the history and future of research on this disease.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Jauhar, Sandeep

Summary: Almost six million Americans--about one in every ten people over the age of sixty-five--have Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, and this number is projected to more than double by 2050. What is it like to live with and amid this increasingly prevalent condition--an affliction that some fear more than death? In My Father's Brain, the distinguished physician and author Sandeep Jauhar sets...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAUHAR, SANDEEP JAU

Huelat, Barbara J.

Summary: "The dementia journey for both caregiver and patient can be chaotic and scary, and while there is no cure for dementia, there ARE interventions that can help make the journey a calmer and more comfortable one. Barbara Huelat offers practical strategies to mitigate the turbulence of dementia care"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 HUE

Dwinell, Jane

Summary: What do you do when your reality slips away? If you're Sky Yardley and Jane Dwinell, you accept each new challenge, reshape your life, and write. When Sky was diagnosed with "probable early stage Alzheimer's" at age 66, he was determined to live as fully with his new reality as possible. He researched dementia, talked about dementia, connected with other people with the disease, and, finally,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rootstock Publishing 2022

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Bloom, Amy

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Summary: "Amy and Brian's world was changed forever with his diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's. Forced to confront the daily frustrations and realities of the disease and its impact on their lives and marriage, Brian resolved not to let it dictate his life and instead asked himself: What makes life meaningful, and how do I want to live the rest of mine? His decision led them to learn about Dignitas...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BLO

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BLO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BLO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BLOOM BLO

Hutton, June

Summary: "A writing couple searches for answers when Alzheimer's causes one of them to lose the place where stories come from -- memory. At the age of fifty-three, Tony walks away from a life of journalism and into an unknown future dogged by self-doubt and financial worry. June is forty-eight years old then, a writer and a teacher, and over the following nine years she watches as her husband gradually...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dundurn 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 HUT

Summary: A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig wrote dozens of books and poems that attracted critical praise around the world. His seminal translations awakened English-speaking readers to previously overlooked literary giants, resulting in honorary knighthoods from the king of Spain and the president of Portugal. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner paints a deeply...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIR

Summary: In this episode of Nova, three women at risk of developing Alzheimer's join a groundbreaking study to try to prevent the disease, while sharing their ups and downs, anxiously watching for symptoms, and hoping they can make a difference.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DET

Summary: Britt is a struggling artist who returns home for a Thanksgiving reunion with her wealthy family. She revisits painful memories and reconciles with a past her mother chooses to ignore - until a secret about the family matriarch changes everything.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GT Media 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Time 2006

Jebelli, Joseph

Summary: A neuroscientist takes readers on a journey around the world and through history, from nineteenth-century Germany to present day India, to examine the science and scientists working to find a cure to Alzheimer's disease.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.831 JEB
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

McMahon, Susan

Summary: Days with Gramps is the story of a family supporting one another through the diagnosis, and progression of Gramps' Alzheimer's Disease. Showing the reality behind family adjustments and then experiencing loss, authors Susan and Elizabeth McMahon provide a story for families struggling and a sense of hope after a terrible loss to a crippling disease.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorrance Publishing Co. 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCM

Rill, Eric.

Summary: A riveting new novel and book club pick from Eric Rill, is about a race against time. The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer's sanity. His Alzheimer's is going to be the catalyst that will either bring his family together or tear it apart.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC RIL

Summary: In comparison to cancer, heart disease, and AIDS, Alzheimer's disease greatly lags in research funding, media attention, and celebrity support. Examine the personal and societal implications of this discrepancy, profiling families living with Alzheimer's, interviewing the doctors on the front lines, and scrutinizing the latest research.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2009

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ALZ

Grinnan, Edward

Summary: "Enjoy the NEW inspirational memoir from Edward Grinnan, Guideposts’ Editor-in-Chief, as he reveals his deeply personal - and hopeful - journey of faith through his mother’s Alzheimer’s and his own fear of getting the disease. A blessing and encouraging read for anyone facing trials. Edward understands the fear and panic of memory loss and Alzheimer’s all too well. He watched Alzheimer’s take...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Guideposts 2023

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Summary: A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MVD Visual 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ALI

Mace, Nancy L.

Summary: Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 616.8 MAC

Summary: Claire Smythson, wife of the famous abstract artist Richard Smythson, is plunged into a late-life crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and is in danger of not completing the paintings for his last show.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ART

Dicke, Jim

Summary: Eight or so decades ago, Eilleen Webster was working a math problem on the blackboard of her Dayton, Ohio, classroom when an eraser bounced off a few feet to one side of her. The eraser had been launched by a classmate, Jim Dicke, who with characteristic directness had decided this would be a good way to gain the attention of the young woman standing at the front of the class. It was a hit or...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orange Frazer Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 DIC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DIC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B DICKE DIC

Post, Stephen Garrard

Summary: "A new ethics guideline for caregivers of "deeply forgetful people" and a program on how to communicate and connect based on 30 years of community dialogues through Alzheimer's organizations across the globe"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 POS

Comer, Meryl.

Summary: "A profoundly personal, unflinching account of Meryl Comer's husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease that serves as a much-needed wake-up call to better understand and address a progressive and deadly affliction"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 362.1 COM

Jagger, Steph

Summary: "In this heart wrenching and inspirational memoir a woman and her mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, embark on a road trip through national parks, revisiting the memories, and the mountains, that made them who they are. Steph Jagger lost her mother before she lost her. Her mother, stricken with an incurable disease that slowly erases all sense of self, struggles to remember her favorite...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAGGER, STEPH JAG

Rozelle, Ron

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 616.831 ROZEL

Cohen, Elizabeth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 616.831 COH

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