World Alzheimer's Month



September is World Alzheimer’s month.  Worldwide, 35 million people and their families are affected by dementia. Raise your awareness by checking out these library resources.

To learn more about the disease or to get help and support, visit The Alzheimer’s Association website.

Wear purple on September 21st, Alzheimer’s Action Day.

Altzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease : the dignity within : a handbook for caregivers, family, and friends / Patricia R. Callone

362.196831 Alz 

This guide addresses the concerns of family and friends who care for the majority of patients with Alzheimer's disease/related dementias. Emphasizing nurturing "what remains" and caregiver self-care, chapters include the stages of the disease, answers to common questions, personal stories, and patient art from the Memories in the Making project. Further details on brain functioning and a self-assessment of brain health are appended.

Always my grandpa

Always my grandpa : a story for children about Alzheimer's disease / Linda Scacco

Parenting (Youth Services) Illness Aging 1

During a summer at his grandfather's house, young Daniel, with his mother's help, begins to understand Alzheimer's disease and how it affects not only Grandpa, but the entire family, as well.

Still Alice

Still Alice  / Lisa Genova

CD Audio Books F Genova, L.

Feeling at the top of her game when she is suddenly diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease, Harvard psychologist Alice Howland struggles to find meaning and purpose in her life as her concept of self gradually slips away.


Tangles : a story about Alzheimer's, my mother, and me / Sarah Leavitt.

GN Leavitt, S.

Recounts in graphic novel format how the author's well-educated, intellectual mother, Mildred, known as Midge, began showing signs of Alzheimer's disease at fifty-two, and follows the effects of the disease on the woman and her family.

Away from her

Away from her

DVD F Awa  

Married for fifty years, Grant and Fiona's perfect life together is shattered after Fiona is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.


100 simple things

100 simple things you can do to prevent Alzheimer's and age-related memory loss / Jean Carper

Large Type 616.831 Car 

After the author discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered one hundred surprisingly simple, scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of developing Alzheimer's, memory loss, and other forms of dementia.


Curveball : the year I lost my grip / Jordan Sonnenblick

YF Sonnenblick, J.

After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.

Long Goodbye

The long goodbye / Patti Davis

Bio Rea 

The daughter of Ronald Reagan describes losing her father to the ravages of Alzheimer's, linking memories of her life to a study of Reagan the man, the actor, and the politician, and the toll of the disease on her father and his family.

Bill Warrington's last chance

Bill Warrington's last chance  / James King

F King, J.

Vowing to repair his relationships with his estranged adult children after learning he has Alzheimer's, Bill Warrington takes a cross-country drive with his teenage granddaughter and leave clues intended to force his children to overcome mutual distrust and work together.

The Notebook

The notebook

DVD F Not  

Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during one summer together, but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite seven years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order.

nbm Source:  Publisher materials, Alzheimer's Association