The Forgetting
David Shenk
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*Learn about the PBS film inspired by the book!
Phone Hotlines
Alzheimer's Association
(800) 272-3900
Provides information packets and phone numbers for local chapters, which in turn will assist with the complete array of medical and social services.

Safe Return Hotline
(888) 572-8566
Provides information on how to join the Alzheimer's Associations' identity registration program as a precaution for patients who may wander away from home.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (National Institute on Aging)
(800) 438-4380
Provides pamphlets and referrals to other agencies

American Health Care Association
(202) 842-4444
Provides information on how to choose an assisted living facility or nursing home, and referral to a state chapter which will provide a specific list of local facilities.

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Recommended books
Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps in Caring and Treatment,
by Daniel Kuhn. Publisher's Press, 1999.

There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's,
by Michael Castleman, Matthew Naythons and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson. Putnam, 2000.

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Person's with Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illness and Memory Loss in Later Life,
by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Cooking Well for the Unwell : More Than One Hundred Nutritious Recipes,
by Eileen Behan. Hearst Books, 1996.

Elder Law: A Legal and Financial Survival Guide for Caregivers and Seniors,
by Peter J. Strauss and Nancy M. Lederman. G K Hall & Co., 1996.

The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins,
by Lester L. Laminack. Peachtree Publishers, 1998. (Children's book).

Great-Uncle Alfred Forgets,
by Ben Schecter. Harpercollins, 1996. (Children's book).

Reversing Memory Loss: Proven Methods for Regaining, Strengthening, and Preserving Your Memory,
by Vernon H. Mark and Jeffrey P. Mark. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises,
by Lawrence Katz. Workman Publishing, 1999.

Products for safety, comfort and amusement
The Alzheimer's Store
(800) 752.3238
Online catalog of caregiver-specific safety and health products

Life Enrichment & Activities
(800) 247-2343
Catalog of products for seniors in decline.

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Online Discussion
Alzheimer List
Daily email contact between caregivers all over the world. Anyone can subscribe for free, and either actively participate or "lurk." Highly recommended.

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Legal Assistance
Nolo online law center: elder care
Provides legal assistance in preparing wills, settling power-of-attorney, etc.

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Further Reading
More detailed scientific explanation of the Alzheimer's

Morris Friedell's home page
Read the inspiring essays of a man in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. (Morris is prominently featured in THE FORGETTING).

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