There are an estimated 15 million individuals providing care for millions of people suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. This is a huge responsibility for formal caregivers, such as our staff, or individuals care for someone at home. Because this disease unfolds in stages, and impacts individuals in different ways, it can be hard to know what to do and when. In this section, we provide some resources to help you learn more about memory care and our AltaVita community. Please contact us if you have any questions or need help sorting out your options.

Suggested Reading for Dementia

“A Dignified Life”, by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

“The Best Friends Approach”, by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

“The 36 Hour Day”, by Nancy Mace and Peter V. Rabins

“The Forgetting”, by David Shenk

“There’s a Person Still in There”, by Michael Castleman

“Connect”, by Edward Hallowell

“Successful Aging”, by Rose and Kahn

“Creating Moments of Joy”, by Jolene Brackey

“100 Ways to Regain Peace and Nourish Your Soul”, by Elaine St. James

“100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things that Really Matter”, by Elaine St. James

Resources to Download or Print

How to Choose a Personal Care Facility

Resources in Boulder County for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Making the Decision

Doctor Visits and the Person with Dementia