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RADIO

‘Life is a Sacred Journey’

Weekly broadcast from Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay.   ASEB on the radio

READINGS

‘A Small World’

A novel by Swiss Author Martin Suter, a thriller involving a protagonist with Alzheimer’s.

‘Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving’

A collection edited by Carol Levine.

‘Logan’s Run’

A sci-fi novel by William Nolan.

‘Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home’

Articles about Drama Therapy with elders, edited by Susan L Sandel and David Read Johnson.

‘The World Without Us’

A wide-ranging exploration of what the world would be like without humans, by Alan Wiseman.

 ‘Gender and Age:  A Focus on Women’

Generations, Journal of American Society on Aging, Winter 2017-18, Vol. 14, No. 4. Available for purchase online at:

www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asag/gen

‘Lack of Social Connectedness and Its Consequences’

A Public Policy and Aging Report on Gerontological Society of America, Vol. 27, Nov. 4, 2017

‘Composing a Further Life’

(2011)  Vintage Books

‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory’

By Caitlin Doughty(2014)  W.W.Norton & Co

 ‘I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50’

(2014) By Annabelle Gurwitch

‘Dying Unafraid’

By Fran Moreland Johns (1999) Synergistic Press

No Time to Spare

By Ursula Le Guin (2017) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Violet Hour

By Katie Roiphe(2016) The Dial Press

The Exact Location of the Soul: New and Selected Essays

By Richard Selzer (2001) Picador USA

Becoming Myself, A Psychiatrist’s Memoir

By Irvin D. Yalom, (2017) Basic Books

Fiction:

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old

By Hendrik Groen (2016)  Penguin

 Bluefeather: a novel

Jimmy Heacox, Kim,(2015) Alaska Northwest Books

Alone

Emily O’Nan, Stewart,  (2011) Viking

The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life

By Marci Alboher, a former New York Times careers columnist and one of the nation’s leading experts on second acts for the greater good.

FEATURE FILMS

Amour

Georges and Anne are an elderly couple; Anne has a severe stroke and Georges struggles to care for her.

Away from Her

A couple’s marriage is tested by Alzheimer’s.

Harry and Tonto

An elderly widower and his cat travel across America in this road movie.

Iris

A movie that follows Iris Murdoch’s life and her affliction with Alzheimer’s. (IMDB plot summary)

The Savages

Two siblings deal with their aging father.

Still Alice

A moving portrayal of a professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

The Straight Story

An elderly man needs to see his brother but cannot drive a car, so he takes a tractor.

Strangers in Good Company

Eight women on a broken bus tell their stories from their lives.  A hybrid, sometimes called ‘Docufiction.’

Tokyo Story

Experiences of an aging couple visiting their children.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

The Alzheimer’s Project

http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/
A four-part documentary series, 15 short supplemental films, and a website.  From HBO, National Institute on Aging, and others.

Two documentary films by Frederick Wiseman:

The Last Letter

http://www.zipporah.com/films/3
Based on a chapter of Vasily Grossman’s novel Life and Fate.

Near Death

http://www.zipporah.com/films/11
About the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital.

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