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Subject: activites for alzhiemer's patients
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 12:08 AM ET
Member Since: 11/23/2008
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Recently got a job doing activites with Alzhiemer's patients and was looking for books on the subject or any ideas to stimulate conversation. I feel this will be a rewarding and challenging new path and am hoping to make a real contibution to their lives..

Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 2/8/2009 4:06 PM ET
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There are several books on the subject.  You may be able to find them just searching Alzheimer's and Activities.  I think one time I just went thru everything with Alzheimer's in the title, and put a lot on my wish list.  There is a good, brief, free book called something like the coach's playbook.   Someone here sent me one.  It's also available at the Alz Organization.

Try something like the

Best Friends Book of Alz Activities

Here's a few from a search:


Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Author: B. J. Fitzray
ISBN-13: 9781877810800 - ISBN-10: 1877810800

The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities: 147 Fun, Easy, and Enriching Activities
Author: David Troxel, Tonya M. Cox, Robin Hamon
ISBN-13: 9781878812889 - ISBN-10: 1878812882

The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume Two
Author: Virginia Bell; David Troxel; Tonya Cox; and Robin Hamon
ISBN-13: 9781932529265 - ISBN-10: 1932529268

Alzheimer's Activities That Stimulate the Mind
Author: Emilia Bazan-Salazar
ISBN-13: 9780071447317 - ISBN-10: 0071447318

The Positive Interactions Program of Activities for People With Alzheimer's Disease
The Positive Interactions Program of Activities for People With Alzheimer's Disease
Author: Sylvia Nissenboim, Christine Vroman
ISBN-13: 9781878812407 - ISBN-10: 1878812408

Hidden Treasures: Music & Memory Activities for People With Alzheimer's
Hidden Treasures: Music & Memory Activities for People With Alzheimer's
Author: Cindy Cordrey
ISBN-13: 9781879633186 - ISBN-10: 1879633183

Thak you for bringing this up.  The search found a couple of interesting-looking books I had not heard of.