The programs developed at the Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner, Maine, beginning in the late 80's. The book is really geared towards people working in/running programs, but it was very accessible, very thoughtful, and I was able to get a lot of it as an individual. Reading the morning paper. Stay away from hard news and current events which can be frightening or bewildering. Focus on the weather (high and low temps, temps in other cities, etc); Today's Chuckle or Thought; Ann Landers or Dear Abby, with discretion; human interest stories; advertising fliers may be interesting; comic strips (such as BC, Family Circus). Chapters: Key ideas, Humor, Words and word games, Table and social activities, Exercise, Music, Art, Television and videotapes, Cooking, Gardening, Pets, Spirituality. Lots of great ideas, but I didn't make a lot of notes. It's more about an approach and a philosophy.