Top Resources from the Forget-Me-Not Collection
by Shannon Nosbisch, founder of Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness
The Forget-Me-Not Resource Center at the Effingham Public Library has been up and running for over 2 years. During those two years, the following books and DVDs are the ones that have been checked out the most. We thought it might be helpful for you to know what resources
have helped others. Click here to see all items in the catalog.
Activities to do with Your Parent by Judith Levy
Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends and Caregivers by Daniel Kuhn
Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in our Fight Against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith, Dan Gasby and Michael Schnayerson
I’m Still Here – A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer’s by John Zeisel
It’s all in your Approach DVD
Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey by Debbie Barr, Edward G, Shaw , Gary D. Chapman Lewy
Body Dementia DVD
Living Your Best with Early Stage Alzheimer’s by Lisa Snyder
Surviving Alzheimer’s by Paul Scott
Talking to Alzheimer’s by Claudia J. Strauss
The 36-hour Day by Nancy Mace
The Alzheimer’s Action Plan by Lisa P. Gwyther, P. Murali Doraiswamy, and Tina Adler
The Art of Caregiving DVD
The Brain Bible by John Arden
The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers by Barry J. Jacobs
The Journey of Dementia DVD
All of these, but one, are in the Forget-Me-Not Resource Centers in Clay, Cumberland, Coles, Shelby, Jasper, and Fayette Counties. That resource, Talking to Alzheimer’s, will be in the libraries by the end of January.
If you would like to see a review of some of these titles, go to our website at www.effinghamalz.org to read the Forget-Me-Not Spotlight reviews.
These resources are available at the Effingham Public Library, Flora Public Library, Evans Public Library, Newton Public Library, Greenup Township Public Library, Shelbyville Public Library and the Mattoon Public Library in the Forget-Me-Not Resource Center. If you do not have a library card, ask at the main desk how you can check it out.