Monday, November 15, 2010

Getting Smart About Dementia and Mindfulness

A number of you have asked me for reading suggestions related to topic of dementia care and mindfulness practice. Below is reading list from Joy of Caring Project presentation I have been giving to professionals in the field:

Family and Professional Care Partners:

Dr. Allen Power -  Dementia Beyond Drugs 
Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle - Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows
Nancy Pearce - Inside Alzheimer's
John Zeisel - I'm Still Here

Authors with Early Onset Dementia:

Christine Bryden - Dancing With Dementia
Richard Taylor - Alzheimer's From the Inside Out

Experts on mindfulness science and compassionate care:

John Kabat-Zinn - Full Catastrophe Living
Lucia McBee - Mindfulness Based Elder Care
Saki Santorelli - Heal Thyself
Rick Hanson - Buddha's Brain

May you find it useful in your work of service.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Marguerite for sharing such fab information about dementia and mindfulness.. much appreciated!

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  2. Oh! great, I know you will put it to good use . . . :)

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  3. Thank you! Great list.

    I'm reading a memoir called Keeper by Andrea Gillies. Not exactly about mindfulness, but a well-written book about caring for someone with Alzheimer's. She does talk about seeking what she refers to as the Sublime. It's good stuff.

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  4. Jess, thank you so much for adding to the list! I will check out 'Keeper'.

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