Things

That Help

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Can we learn from Fred Rogers and Ted Lasso?

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Or how about the books, "The 36 Hour Day" and "The Green Mile? " Or, "Yellowstone" and "Eckhart Tolle? "

 

Yes!  Wisdom is learned from all sources. 

If we look only in places we expect to find answers, we may miss some of the wisest teachers

we are ever given

See where unexpected help can be found...

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SUBSCRIBER MOVIE PICKS  

Filmed from the perspective of a father with dementia.  This film not only hits home, but hits it out of the park!  

Two Academy Awards, oodles of nominations.  Bring Kleenex.

Superbly done.  You won't be disappointed.  PROMISE

THE FATHER

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

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This is a WWOW!

Thank you, Conrad L., Member, for this suggestion!

Subscribing IS FREE.  No contract.

Unsubscribe anytime.  No offense taken.  Honest. 

Recent Newsletter Recommendations

BOOKS THAT TIPPED ME OVER
IN A GOOD WAY

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JODI TAYLOR

Jodi takes us to historical places hysterically.  Places and events I wind up Googling because they are so interesting!  This series ("The Chronicles of St. Mary's") are a much needed escape.  Every book allows us to leave our stress on the shelf and put to work our unused, dormant imaginations.   

Read on your own, or, my favorite, read expertly on Audible.  (Skip Book 1 on Audible, however, the rest are super).

Thank you, Susan B., Member

for these suggestions!

ARMOR TOWLES

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A Short Story, 5 Stars, 1 hour, 47 min.  I am a John Lithgow fan and BOY he does a roaringly wonderful job narrating.  I smiled and laughed out loud.  FUN!

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STEPHEN KING

I knnoww!!!

Mr. King wrote phenomenal books not all of gore 'n gutts.  For instance, "11/22/63," "The Shawshank Redemption," and

"The Green Mile."  

"If it Bleeds" is a super great continuation of the "Mr. Mercedes" series, terrifically read on Audible read by Will Patton. 

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A new series by Jodi Taylor and a continuation of the St. Mary's series.  It is JUST as fabulous with a new cast of hilarious characters and situations.  Her rope lasso's you from page 1~ 

Books

How in the world can these help us be better caregivers?

1)   There is always a take-away in good films, books, or short dramas.  Always.

2)   There is always a need for a caregiver to take a break.

3)   Each program taught me something about myself and caregiving.  

4)   Every lesson is transferrable to the rest of our lives.

Vic - Founder of Forgive and Forget

 

Books

It took decades to accomplish, but I have read every book, watched every movie, documentary, and series listed in this section.  I would not recommend them otherwise.    -Vic

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

Books (More like this in "Things To Contemplate")

Deeper Contemplation

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Why am I suggesting these little books?  Because words matter,

and here's the proof. 

The Experiment

Different words were written on

beakers of water, even projected thoughts. 

Then they were frozen. 

And what happened was astonishing.

What we say as caregivers matters.

What we say to one another matters. 

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DR. MARASU EMOTO

By Thich Nhat Hanh

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By Thich Nhat Hanh

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By Thich Nhat Hanh

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Grief Guidance

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 Fault 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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ALL books by Jodi Taylor are outstanding.  Highy recommend LISTENING on Audible.  These stories come alive with top rate performances.  

"The St. Mary's Chronicles" 

Fun, accurate Historical Fiction, fun and funny as hell.  You're in for a wonderful wild ride.

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Foods That Stave Off Dementia

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
 

Audiobooks/Audible & PodCast Recommendations

Vic's Top Pics to build Character
. . . as a Caregiver, as a human being

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The Art of Exceptional Living
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Cultivating an Unshakable Character
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The Power of Vulnerability
& PODCASTS
(Also see Brick by Brick Segment)

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

Become a student of your own life.

Don’t miss the sights, the colors, the books, the movies, or the conversation.  

All experiences can help us grow and change

 

Jim Rohn

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

Beautifully written.

Beautifully performed~

SUBSCRIBE
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Won't You Be My Neighbor
SUBSCRIBE
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The Alzheimer's Project
SUBSCRIBE
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Do You Know What My Name Is?

Educational Video Links on Dementia

Click on the Title

A Needed Break & Total Escape

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"These books have been THE BEST escape in the midst of caring for my Mom.  They probably saved my life~"

-Vic

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A Short Story, 1 hour, 47 min.  I am a John Lithgow fan and BOY he does a roaringly wonderful job narrating.  I smiled and laughed out loud.  FUN!

I am always adding to our list of resources.  

 

TV Shows

Fun, Provocative & Thoughtful

 

How in the world can these help us be better caregivers?

1)   There is always a take-away in good programming.  Always.

2)   There is always a need for a break as a caregiver.

3)   Each program taught me something about me and caregiving.  

4)   Every lesson helps with the rest of our lives.

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Downton Abbey

Available on Prime

"Just like Sara Lee, nobody doesn't like

Downton Abbey!"

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Yellowstone

Available on Prime/HBO

This is some of the best drama I've ever seen-

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Prequel to Yellowstone

Available on Prime and Paramount.  

IT'S A WOW FOLKS, as is Yellowstone.

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Longmire

Available on Netflix

LEARN MORE
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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