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‘What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?’ Video

These very-short “pocket” films are designed to be viewed anywhere at anytime: a doctor’s office, a Congressional hallway, a family living room. Please take them. Put them on your own website or powerpoint presentation; play them on your phone or tablet. They are free for non-commercial use.

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‘I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?’ Book

Many teens enjoy a carefree time of school, some light household responsibilities to help their family, and good times with their friends. According to a National Alliance of Caregiving report in 2005, at least 1.3 million children between the ages of eight and eighteen are shouldering the heavy responsibilities of caring for family members who cannot care for themselves without help. Readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.

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Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor.

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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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