There are hundreds of books on all aspects of dementia and dementia care. These are our "go to" books that we find to be particularly useful and conform to Montessori Principles. They range from practical activity books to instructive care guidelines and suggestions to the more academic. To buy a book, click on the desired Amazon button and you will be redirected. We offer both Amazon.ca and Amazon.com because sometimes there is a price/availability difference.

Montessori Methods For Dementia Textbook
Montessori Methods For Dementia Textbook
Gail Elliot

This popular textbook "Montessori Methods for Dementia" by Canadian dementia scholar Gail Elliot is loaded with detailed practical information, real-world examples, exercises, and resources for students and practitioners of the Montessori-based approach for persons with dementia. This is a ‘must have’ book for anybody who is interested in putting Montessori Methods for Dementia™ into practice.

Best Friends Approach dementia book
The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care
Virginia Bell and David Troxel

This book presents of a model of care for Alzheimer's patients stressing empathy and friendship, for nurses, adult day center staff, and families of patients. It emphasizes the positive aspects of situations involving Alzheimer's care rather than patients' victimization and ties in well with the training that we offer.

Spaced Retrieval dementia book
A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval
Jennifer Brush and Cameron Camp

A memory intervention called Spaced Retrieval has been found to improve retention of information in clients with memory impairment. This workbook takes speech-language pathologists and occupational, physical, music and art therapists, step-by-step through this useful technique. The book includes a review of the research, case studies, detailed instructions, helpful resources, and reproducable work sheets for use during therapy sessions. All are designed to help clients reach their therapy goals.

Memory and Communication Aids dementia book
Memory and Communication Aids for People with Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois

Based on years of research with people with memory impairments, this practical book describes how to create memory aids - such as memory books, memory wallets, planners, memory boards, and reminder cards - that use simple words and pictures to stimulate communication, support memory, and improve the quality of life of people with dementia and related memory impairments.

Montesssori Based Activities for Dementia Book 1
Montesssori Based Activities for Dementia Book 1
Dr. Cameron Camp

Improve your care by improving the functioning of your clients or residents with Alzheimer's disease. Discover how the principles of Montessori education can help people with dementia maintain or improve skills needed in their daily lives. With these 41 step-by-step activities you can enhance the skills used to perform basic tasks, such as self-feeding, preparing simple meals, dressing, participating in recreational activities, and more!

Montesssori Based Activities for Dementia Book 2
Montesssori Based Activities for Dementia Book 2
Dr. Cameron Camp

Montessori-Based Activities for Persons with Dementia, Volume 2 is the follow-up companion to Myers Reserach Institute's first volume. It contains all new Montessori based activities, including activities for individuals and groups, intergenerational activities, activities for men, subject based activities and activities for restorative care/nursing rehabilitation practices. The manual provides step-by-step instructions and guidance for creating and conducting each activity. Also provided are tips for extending activities, making them more or less difficult and addressing challenges that may occur.

A Different Visit dementia book
A Different Visit
Dr. Cameron Camp

This manual was made especially for family members of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other diseases or injuries that affect memory. Included are ideas and instructions for 42 engaging and purposeful activities that will bring new enjoyment to family visits.

Keeping Busy dementia book
Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia
James R. Dowling

Although very little can be done to alter the course of dementia, much can be done to maximize the quality of life of people with the condition. Research as well as practical experience suggest that behavior management, especially through programs that provide meaningful and constructive activity, is currently the most effective treatment. In Keeping Busy, James Dowling describes a variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. The activities are organized by general categories such as music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events.

Doing Things dementia book
Doing Things: A Guide to Programming Activities
Jitka Zgola

Doing Things shows how to provide a positive environment for persons with Alzheimer's disease by offering opportunities for social interaction and constructive, enjoyable activities. Zgola outlines the ways in which a patient's functional impairment can be assessed; the strengths, weaknesses, and needs most commonly encountered among persons with Alzheimer's disease; and ways activities can be tailored to accommodate them. She offers step-by-step instructions for selecting and presenting appropriate activities and includes cooking and crafts projects, a sample exercise routine, and a sample daily schedule.

Care That Works dementia book
Care That Works
Jitka Zgola

In her widely acclaimed Doing Things, Jitka M. Zgola offered practical and much-needed advice for those caring for persons with Alzheimer disease. Now, in Care That Works, Zgola shows how caregivers can better meet the demanding challenges of their job by building and improving their personal relationships with those in their care. Instead of simply prescribing approaches, Care That Works gives caregivers the information with which they can develop their own approaches, evaluate their effectiveness, and continue to grow in skill and insight.

Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey dementia book
Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey: A Compass for Caregiving
Carol Bowlby Sifton

This practical, easy-to-read book is a guide for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The author describes common examples of challenges in day-to-day care, provides guidelines for ways to respond to these challenges, and emphasizes making use of the continuing abilities of people with ADRD. The author explains a problem solving approach to enable caregivers to address unique situations. The suggested care techniques are activity-focused, making them both practical and applicable.

Therapeutic Activities dementia book
Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey: A Compass for Caregiving
Carol Bowlby Sifton

Victoria General Hospital, Nova Scotia, Canada. Practical manual in loose-leaf binding for occupational therapists. Describes normal aging, Alzheimer's and related disorders. Activities include therapeutic, communication, and sensory.