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Intouch : In Touch Issue 74
Resources What’s new on the bookshelf... Need assistance; not sure what you want? Then ask the Library! Hours: Monday to Friday 9am–4pm; T: (02) 9888 4218; E: firstname.lastname@example.org Keep up to date with all new items in the Library, including books, DVDs and journal articles by visiting Library News: www.alzheimersnswlibrary.blogspot.com Visit the Alzheimer’s Australia Online Bookshop which offers over a million general titles and a range of dementia-related topics: www.alz.seekbooks.com.au Access latest research, care practices and more by visiting Alzheimer’s News: www.alznews.blogspot.com ? Connecting the Dots: Breakthroughs in Communication as Alzheimer’s Advances Judith L London, with a foreword by Jane E Brody If you have a loved one in the middle or late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, you know how frustrating and difficult it can be to communicate. But it’s not impossible to maintain a real relationship with your friend or family member, even as their Alzheimer’s advances. In more than 16 years of work with Alzheimer’s patients and their families, author Judith London has learned how to ‘connect the dots’ of scattered information offered by people with Alzheimer’s disease, so that loved ones can understand the depth of feeling still present in them. This book reveals London’s practical techniques for decoding the language of Alzheimer’s disease to improve communication. With this book as your guide, you can better navigate your relationship with your loved one and keep a meaningful connection. Away from her Directed by Sarah Polley, based on Alice Munro’s short story ‘The Bear Came Over the Mountain’ Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona’s ‘forgetfulness’ is actually Alzheimer’s disease. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, Fiona and Grant are forced to undergo a separation – the nursing home has a ‘no visitors’ policy for the first 30 days of a patient’s stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, she has also transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness. Gone Fishing Share-time Pictures This DVD is specifically designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It portrays everyday images with a ‘fishing’ theme. Images of familiar, pleasant and memorable procedures are used to facilitate reminiscence. The images may provide people with dementia the opportunity for association and reminiscence by prompting them to access implicit or procedural ...with AlzNSW Library and Information Services Coordinator Michelle de Mari memory as an alternative to focusing on autobiographical memory. Gone Fishing is a relaxing 28 minutes long, and features scenes such as two men fishing on a sunny day, baiting a hook, casting, putting a sinker on a line, beach fishing, great catches and fishing on a boat. The DVD also includes a fun 10-minute movie A Fishy Tale, two relaxing 10-minute movies Beach Fishing and Along the Seashore, and a Gone Fishing Crozzle.
In Touch Issue 75