Things

That Help

Hope, Humor, Knowledge and Wisdom

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Can we learn from Fred Rogers and Breaking Bad? The 36 Hour Day and The Green Mile?  Longmire and Eckhart Tolle? 

 

Yes.  Wisdom can be learned from all sources.  If we look only in places we expect to find suggestions and answers, we may miss some of the wisest teachers we are ever given. 

That said, not everything listed in "Things That Help" are directly related to dementia and our role as caregivers.  Have an open heart to all forms of information.  An open heart opens all doors. 

Just as a loaf of bread needs air in order to rise,

everything we do needs an empty place in its interior.  Take the time to let the air in and BREATHE.

-Thomas Moore

OUR PICKS FOR SUMMER 2021

THE FATHER

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Thank you, Deborah C., Member, for this suggestion!

BOOK OF THE MONTH

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Thank you, Shannon F., FULL ACCESS+ Member for this suggestion!

 

Books

Education Specific to Dementia

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The 36-Hour Day

By Nancy Mace &

Peter V Rabins

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What to Do Between
the Tears

By Tara Reed

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When Reasoning No Longer works

By Angel Smits

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When a Family Member Has Dementia

By Susan M. McCurry

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Alzheimer's Through
The Stages

By Mary Moller

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It's Not That Simple

By Pam Ostrowski

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Year on Planet Alzheimer

By Carolyne Steele

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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's

By R N Butler, M.D.

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Alzheimer's Caregiver's Handbook

By Sally Burbank & Sue Bell

Deeper Contemplation

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No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming the Storm

By Thich Nhat Hanh

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Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

By Thich Nhat Hanh

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Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

By Thich Nhat Hanh

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The Book of Joy

By the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

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My Stroke of Insight

By Jill Bolte Taylor

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The Power of Now

By Eckhart Tolle

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The Untethered Soul

By Michael A. Singer

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The Alchemist

By Paolo Coelho

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The Richest Man in Babylon

By George S. Clason

Grief Guidance

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Soul Messenger

By Dr. Annette Childs

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Will You Dance?

By Dr. Annette Childs

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Lit from Within

By Dr. Annette Childs

Thoughtful & Engaging

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The Boys in the Boat

By Daniel James Brown

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Still Alice

By Lisa Genova

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

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Merle's Door

By Ted Kerasote

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The Bonesetter's Daughter

By Amy Tan

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The Faulty in Our Stars

By John Green

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The Girl You Left Behind

By Jojo Moyes

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After You

By Jojo Moyes

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Still Me

By Jojo Moyes

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Andy Carpenter Series
Volumes 1-8

By David Rosenfelt

*My personal favorites*

LEARN MORE
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The Art of Healing Heartbeats

By Jan-Philipp Sendker

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Daring Greatly

By Brene Brown

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The Choice

By Dr. Edith Eger

AUDIBLE: Read by Author

Cookbooks for Good Mental Health

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The END of Alzheimer's

By Dale E. Bredsen, MD

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The Plant Paradox

 

By Dr. Steven Gundry, MD

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The Plat Paradox
COOKBOOK

By Dr. Steve Gundry, MD

THINGS TO KNOW
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The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett

AUDIBLE: Read by Tom Hanks

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Educated

By Tara Westover

 

Audiobooks/Audible & PodCast Recommendations

building Our Values as a Caregiver

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The Art of Exceptional Living

By Jim Rohn

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Cultivating an Unshakable Character

By Jim Rohn

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The Power of Vulnerability
& PODCASTS
(Also see Brick by Brick Segment)

By Brene Brown

Please go to BRICK BY BRICK for more on this topic.

 

Documentaries

Compassionate Education

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Glen Campbell - I'll Be Me
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Backing Out of Time
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Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory
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Won't You Be My Neighbor
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The Alzheimer's Project
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Do You Know What My Name Is?

Dementia Education Video Links (Click on the Title)

Laugh Out Loud Mystery Entertainment

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EVERY book hooks you from the first paragraph!  

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Brilliant British humor at its best.

The Chronicles of St. Mary's, tread on your own or listen on Audible. 

We are constantly adding to our list of resources.  Have a helpful resource or link?  Please share it with me in Your 2 Sense, FullAccess+

 

TV Shows

Fun, Provocative & Thoughtful

Downton Abbey

Available on Prime

"Just like Sara Lee, nobody doesn't like

Downton Abbey!"

Yellowstone

Available on Prime/HBO

Steve Martin &
Martin Short

Available on Netflix

"An Evening You Will F

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Longmire

Available on Netflix

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Bosch

Available on Hulu

LEARN MORE
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Justified

Available on Netflix

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Goliath

Available on Amazon Video

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Blacklist

Available on Netflix and Amazon Video

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Breaking Bad

Available on Netflix and Amazon Video

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Homeland

Available on Prime

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Sherlock

Available on Netflix and Amazon Video

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Boston Legal

Available on Amazon Video

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The Good Fight

Available on Paramount

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The Good Wife

Available on Paramount

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Films

Entertainment with Heart

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Hidden Figures

Available on Amazon Video

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The Theory of Everything

Available on Amazon Video

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The Imitation Game

Available on Amazon Video

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The Help

Available on Amazon Video

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Forrest Gump

Available on Amazon Video

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Patch Adams

Available on Amazon Video

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Awakenings

Available on Amazon Video

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Saving Private Ryan

Available on Amazon Video

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Green Mile

Available on Amazon Video

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In Theaters Now

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Still Mine

Available on Amazon Video

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Grandpa's Great Escape

Available on BBC.COM

I am always adding to this collection.  If you have a suggestion, I'd love to hear it!  I do not post anything I have not seen, heard or read. 

All experiences can help us grow and change.  Become a student of your own life. Don’t miss the sights, the colors, the books, movies, or conversation.

Jim Rohn