Resources

Recommended resources for learning and living well with memory loss

Check out Memory Cafe YouTube Video resources here

Check out books & articles here

Check out local resources available in Fargo-Moorhead here

People to know:

Check out Jayne’s video on what to look for in quality care facilities above.

Jayne Clairmont is a nationally recognized leader and consultant in providing care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Clairmont is the President and CEO of English Rose Suites, a proven and successful residential model for memory care, located in Minneapolis, MN and b@home Home Care. Clairmont is an exceptional caregiver and inspiring teacher who brings her passion for changing the landscape of memory care into her consulting services. Her ability to share her expertise and real life experience in caring for people living with dementia is inspiring and transformational.

Senior moments vs. Memory Loss
How Memory Changes with Dementia

Erin Bonitto is a sought-after speaker, educator and dementia communication coach. The founder of Gemini Consulting, Erin is renowned as the innovator of Life Enrichment Systems for Dementia, a dementia education, programming and skill coaching framework.” – gemini-consulting.org

Check out a few of Erin’s talks on the left.

Creating Moments of Joy

“Author and nationwide speaker, Jolene Brackey, will help you through the everyday battles of Alzheimer’s with practical wisdom, encouragement, and humor.”

Check out Jolene’s website: https://www.enhancedmoments.com

The Power of Language

Kate Swaffer is committed to meaningful dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders about the critical issues impacting a person living with a diagnosis of dementia and their families and close friends. Kate lives with a younger onset dementia, diagnosed at the age of 49.

Check out Kate’s organization here https://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org

Dementia Action Alliance: Words Matter
https://daanow.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Words_Matter-See-Me-Not-My-Dementia.pdf

An internationally-recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen’s career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer’s as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible. Thanks to a dedicated pursuit of finding the science that makes this a reality, his idea has placed Dr. Bredesen at the vanguard of neurological research, and led to the discoveries that today underlie the ReCode Report.” – ahnphealth.com

Person-centered Alzheimer’s care

Lori La Bey is a passionate and inspiring keynote speaker and the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a Minnesota based advocacy group and media outlet making an international impact by providing education and supportfor those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s. Her own mother struggled with dementia for over 30 years. Her radio show is also believed to be the first program dedicated to dementia in the world,along with the first webinar series called, “Dementia ChatsTM,” whose experts are those diagnosed with the disease.” (alzheimersspeaks.com)

Teepa Snow and her Positive Approach to Care (PAC) team strive to teach practical skills to care partners in order to provide more individualized care for those living with dementia. Many excellent videos available free on her website or on YouTube.

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 www.https://alz.org

 

Glen Campbell’s wife’s website

 www.abesgarden.org

This is Dementia: Our life with FTD Blog

https://thisisftd.wordpress.com

 

Dementia Products/Games/Activities/Supplies:

Aromatherapy Training and Consultation Services (Certified) – Jodi Baglien. Website: www.JodiBaglien.com Phone – 612-802-9483 (Osseo, MN)

https://www.alzstore.com

 

Home Safety Checklist:

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/home-safety-checklist-alzheimers-disease

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/safety/home-safety