Things

That Help

Hope, Humor, Knowledge and Wisdom

Wisdom can be learned from all sources.  That said, not everything listed here is directly related to dementia and our role as caregivers. 

 

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.  So, yes, we can learn from Mr. Fred Rogers and Breaking Bad, The 36 Hour Day and The Green Mile, Longmire and Eckhart Tolle.

 

Having an open heart to all forms of information 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 UNPLUG.

-Thomas Moore

Books

Education Specific to Dementia

The 36-Hour Day

By Nancy Mace &

Peter V Rabins

What to Do Between
the Tears

By Tara Reed

When Reasoning No Longer works

By Angel Smits

When a Family Member Has Dementia

By Susan M. McCurry

Alzheimer's Through
The Stages

By Mary Moller

It's Not That Simple

By Pam Ostrowski

Year on Planet Alzheimer

By Carolyne Steele

Learning to Speak Alzheimer's

By R N Butler, M.D.

Alzheimer's Caregiver's Handbook

By Sally Burbank & Sue Bell

Deeper Contemplation

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

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

By Thich Nhat Hanh

The Book of Joy

By the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

My Stroke of Insight

By Jill Bolte Taylor

The Power of Now

By Eckhart Tolle

The Untethered Soul

By Michael A. Singer

The Alchemist

By Paolo Coelho

The Richest Man in Babylon

By George S. Clason

Grief Guidance

Soul Messenger

By Dr. Annette Childs

Will You Dance?

By Dr. Annette Childs

Lit from Within

By Dr. Annette Childs

Thoughtful & Engaging

The Boys in the Boat

By Daniel James Brown

Still Alice

By Lisa Genova

The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

Merle's Door

By Ted Kerasote

The Bonesetter's Daughter

By Amy Tan

The Faulty in Our Stars

By John Green

The Girl You Left Behind

By Jojo Moyes

After You

By Jojo Moyes

Still Me

By Jojo Moyes

Andy Carpenter Series
Volumes 1-8

By David Rosenfelt

*My personal favorites*

The Art of Healing Heartbeats

By Jan-Philipp Sendker

Daring Greatly

By Brene Brown

The Choice

By Dr. Edith Eger

AUDIBLE: Read by Author

The END of Alzheimer's

By Dale E. Bredsen, MD

The Plant Paradox

 

By Dr. Steven Gundry, MD

The Plat Paradox
COOKBOOK

By Dr. Steve Gundry, MD

Cookbooks for good mental Health

 
The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett

AUDIBLE: Read by Tom Hanks

Educated

By Tara Westover

 

Audiobooks/Audible & PodCast Recommendations

building Our Values as a Caregiver

The Art of Exceptional Living

By Jim Rohn

Cultivating an Unshakable Character

By Jim Rohn

The Power of Vulnerability

By Brene Brown

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

Documentaries

Compassionate Education

Documentaries

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

Dementia Education Video Links

Laugh Out Loud Mystery Entertainment

EVERY book hooks you from the first paragraph!  

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 link?  Please share it with me! 

 

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

Longmire

Available on Netflix

Bosch

Available on Hulu

Justified

Available on Netflix

Goliath

Available on Amazon Video

Blacklist

Available on Netflix and Amazon Video

Breaking Bad

Available on Netflix and Amazon Video

Homeland

Available on Prime

Sherlock

Available on Netflix and Amazon Video

Boston Legal

Available on Amazon Video

 

Films

Entertainment with Heart

Hidden Figures

Available on Amazon Video

The Theory of Everything

Available on Amazon Video

The Imitation Game

Available on Amazon Video

The Help

Available on Amazon Video

Forrest Gump

Available on Amazon Video

Patch Adams

Available on Amazon Video

Awakenings

Available on Amazon Video

Saving Private Ryan

Available on Amazon Video

Green Mile

Available on Amazon Video

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In Theaters Now

Still Mine

Available on Amazon Video

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

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