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Spiritual Eldercare

Spiritual Eldercare offers guidance and free resources to meet the spiritual needs of elders, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Access interactive, dementia-friendly Bible studies, nondenominational worship services, classic sing-along hymns and spirituals, and more to help you walk alongside and bring joy to the souls of elders.

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Doggies for Dementia by Carmen Davailus

Doggies for Dementia Foundation was established in 2018 when founder, Carmen Davailus started photographing families for her book Just See Me: Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia. For three years Carmen followed families and learned even more about their fears, their joys, and how they learn to love while grieving their family members when facing dementia.

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Caregiver Judith Clarke Looks for Laughs Every Day

A blog on looking for laughter when it seems close to impossible. When you live with someone who has dementia in their medical diagnosis, you learn quickly that laughter is absolutely essential for both patient and caregiver. Alzheimer’s disease may be lurking, and though laughter isn’t a cure, it sure does help.

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‘The Cuban’ Movie Summary

An unexpected friendship begins between an elderly Cuban musician with dementia who is brought out of his shell by his care worker, and a disillusioned young pre-med Afghan student named Mina (Ana Golja). Through a shared loved of music, both their lives are changed.

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Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s: African American Voices

In recognition of the hard work and dedication of African American caregivers, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, with funding from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, has created three short videos featuring local families caring for their family member with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. In these videos, families share information about warning signs, going beyond the stigma of the disease, and getting help to assist them on their journeys.

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If the Person with Alzheimer’s Lives with Us, What Can I Expect?

It may seem like the person with Alzheimer’s is changing in ways that make your relationship different, but why? The answer is almost always that the disease is responsible for the changes, and keeping that in mind will allow you to cope with the situation more easily. Watch this video to learn more, and to explore making some changes of your own.

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Do you have a resource that you feel could benefit someone living with a younger-onset dementia diagnosis? Or perhaps a resource that may help someone simply understand what younger-onset dementia is? We aim to collect your resources and share them with the Lorenzo’s House audience! 

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