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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia

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