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Lending Library

Each of our three offices have a lending library, with a variety of books available for you to borrow. Below are topics ranging from caregiving, to activities, to books written by individuals with Alzheimer's disease. To borrow a book from our lending library, call 800.272.3900 or email You can also access the Alzheimer's Association's Green-Field Library for an expanded list of resources as well as e-books.


Title  Author 
The 36-Hour Day  Nancy L. Mace, M.A. 
Aging With Grace  David Snowden 
A Life Worth Living  Robert Martensen 
Alone But Not Forgotten: Serving People With Dementia  D.C. Office on Aging 
Alzheimer's Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guide  Kathy Laurenhue 
Alzheimer's Care with Dignity  Frank Fuerst 
Alzheimer's a Caregivers Guide and Sourcebook  Howard Gruetzner 
Alzheimer's Caregiver: Strategies for Support  O'Conner and Prothero 
Alzheimer's Disease: The Family Journey  Karon Pattee & Ottson 
Alzheimer's Making Sense of Suffering  Teresa Strecker 
Alzheimer's: What the Heck do we do now?  John Bloomer 
Another Name for Madness  Marion Roach 
At Wit's End  George Kraus 
Between Two Worlds  Ellen Young 
The Caregiver  Aaron Alterra 
The Caregiver Resource Guide  Charleso Puchta 
Caregiver Therapy  Julie Kuevelvck 
Caring for the Caregiver  Parke Davis 
Caring for your Parents  Helene Maclean 
Caring for an Alzheimer's Patient Across the Miles  American Health Asst. Foundation 
Caring for a Person with Memory Loss and Confusion  Journey Works Publishing 
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul vol. 1 & Handbook  Jack Canfield 
The Comfort of Home  Myer & Derr 
Coming of Age with Aging Parents  Goeller 
Coping with Caregiver Worries  Sherman 
Courage to Care: A Caregiver's Guide Through Each Stage of Alzheimer's  Joanne Parrot 
Counseling the Alzheimer's Caregiver  Mary Mittlemen, Cynthia Epstein 
Creating Moments of Joy  Jolene Brackey 
Creative Caregiving  James Sherman 
Dancing with Rose  Lauren Kestler 
Dear Gail: a Collection of Helpful Hints for Daily Caregiving  Alzheimer's Association 
Down Life's Path with Mom and Dad  Nancy Marical 
Elder Rage  Jaqueline Marcel 
Family Meals  Micael Tucker 
Finding the Joy in Alzheimer's  Breda Avadaian 
Ginny: A Love Remembered  Bob Artley 
Glimmers: A Journey into Alzheimer's Disease  Heidi Hamilton 
Gone Without a Trace  Marianne Dickermen Caldwell 
A Guided Journal for Caregivers  Marianne Karpinski 
Home Care: An Alternative to Nursing Home  Florine Dufresne 
How to Care for Your Parent's Money while Caring for Your Parents  Sharon Burns & Raymond Forgue 
I Can't Remember   Ester Strouse Smoller 
Ice Cream in the Cupboard  Pat Moffett 
In a Tangled Wood  Joyce Dyer 
I was Thinking  Diana Waugh 
Journey of Love  Robert Ross 
Lately  Sara Pritchard 
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's  Joanne Koenig Coste 
Letters from Madeline  Elaine Sanchez 
The Long Way Home  Marianne Ritchie 
The Loss of Self  Donna Cohen & Karl Eisdorfer 
The Magic of Humor in Caregiving  James Sherman 
Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease  Mayo Clinic 
Mommilies: As my Mother Used to Say  Michele Slung 
Mom's Ok She Just Forgets  Evelyn McClay & Ellen Young 
Mother Tried to Tell Me and I just Wouldn't Listen   
My Name He Could Not Remember  Jeraldine Harrison 
Once I Have Had My Tea  Patricia Haldik 
On the Brink: A Caregiver's Journey  Sheila Keck 
Positive Caregiver Attitudes  James Sherman 
Pressure Points: Alzheimer's and Anger  Ballard Gwyther & Toal 
Quick Tips for Caregivers  Marianne Karpinski 
Rethinking Alzheimer's Care  Fazio, Seaman & Stanzel 
Rosi John Doesn't Live Here Anymore  Tom Beggert Clark 
Safe Return Home  Batiuk and Ayers 
She Never Said Goodbye  George Vernon Ellison 
Sometimes You Gotta Laugh  Karen Stobbe 
Still Holding Hands  Stacy Ruth Stoelting 
The Story of My Father  Sue Miller 
Strength in Caring  Mark Matloff 
Stolen Minds: the Slow Disapperance of Ray Doernberg  Myrna Doernberg 
Therapeutic Caregiving  Barbara Bridges 
Turnip, Why Are We Here  Turnip Stemson 
The Validation Breakthrough Naomi Feil 
Validation Techniques for Dementia Care  Vicki DeKlerke-Rueben 
Walking One Another Home  Rita Bresnahan 
Welcome to Planet Alzheimer's  Candace Stewart 
We're all Here Because We're not Not all There  Betty Sue Abshire 
When A Loved One Has Alzheimer's   
When Love Gets Tough: The Nursing Home Dilemma   
When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's  Earl Grollman 
When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's  Marilynn Larken 
When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's: Daily Encouragement  Cecil Murphy 
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Title Author 
Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home  Mark L. Warner 
Homes that Help  Richard V. Olsen & Ezra Ehrenkrantz 
Designing for Alzheimer's  Elizabeth C. Brawley 


Title   Author 
The Wealth of Your Life (Creating Your Ethical Will)  Susan B. Turnbull 
The Alzheimer's Action Plan  Lisa Gyneth, MSW & Tina Alder 
The Alzheimer's Answer  Marwan Sabbagh, MD 
Decade of the Brain  National Institute of Mental Health 
A Way of Life  Susan D. Gilster, Ph.D. 
Brain Health & Wellness  Dr. Paul Mussbaum 
Care of Alzheimer's Patients: Guide for Nursing Home Staff  American Health Care Association 
Early Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Practice Guidelines  Collaborative 
Saving Your Brain  Jeff Victoroff, MD 
Terms & Tips on Alzheimer's Care Handbook  Alzheimer's Association 
The Forgetting: A Portrait of an Epidemic  David Shenk 
The Memory Bible: Keeping Your Brain Young  Gary Small, MD 
There's Still a Person in There  Michael Castleman, Delores Gallagher-Thompson 
The Shriver Report  Geiger, Morgan, Meyer, & Skelton 


Title  Author 
Diminished Capacity  Sherwood Kiraly 
Only with the Heart  Sherry Szeman 
Stil Alice  Lisa Genova 
The Worst Day of My Life, So Far  MA Harpe 

Grief & End of Life

Title  Author 
Alzheimer's Disease: Issues in the Late and Terminal Stages  Denise Wilson 
The Courage to Grieve  Judy Tatelbaum 
Death & Dying  Bruce Foster, MD 
Hard Choices for Loving People  Hank Dunn 
Living with Grief  Hospice Foundation 
On Death and Dying  Elisabeth Kubler Ross, MD 

Individuals with Alzheimer's disease

Title  Author 
Hometown Memories  Ethel Wayble Bovey 
The Answers You Need  Davies & Jensen 
Don't Bury Me...It Ain't Over Yet  Charles Schneider 
Life with Big Al (Early-Onset)  Diann Friel McGowin 
Losing My Mind  Thomas DeBaggio 
Partial View (Journal)  Henderson & Andrews 
Please Don't Give Up On Me  Lisa Pastorik 
Show Me the Way To Go Home  Larry Rose 
Speaking Our Minds  Lisa Snyder 
When it Gets Dark  Thomas DeBaggio 
Young Hope  Tracey Mobley 

Children & Teens

Title  Author 
Flowers for Grandpa Dan  Connie McIntyre 
Grandma's Cobwebs  Ann Frantti 
Grandpa Doesn't Know Its Me  Donna Guthrie
Through Tara's Eyes  Kathy Baumann & Erin Conners 
What's Happening to Grandpa  Maria Shriver 
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge  Mem Fox 


Title  Author 
Spanish Speaking Activities  Virginia Bell & David Troxel 
The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities  Bell, Troxel, Cox & Harmon 
The Best Friends Staff  Bell &Troxel 
Christmas to Remember  Jolene Brackey 
Enhanced Activities for Alzheimer's  Jolene Brackey 
Getting to Know the Life Stories of Older Adults  Lauren Hue 
Hymns to Remember  Jolene Brackey 
Mosaic Moon: Careiving Through Poetry  Frances H. Kakugawa 
Music, Movement, Mindy, Body  Bridget Watson 
Movement with Meaning  Barbara Larsen 
The Positive Interactions Program  Sylvia Nissenboim & Christine Vorman 
Reminiscence: Uncovering a Lifetime of Memories  Carmel Sheridan 
Songs to Remember  Jolene Brackey 



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