‘Life is a Sacred Journey’

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


‘Innovation@Home: Approaches to Successful Aging in Community from 25 Countries’

A funding guide by Grantmakers in Aging

‘Physical Accessibility and Employment among Older Adults in California’

A research paper from TRB / NAS

‘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:

‘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


‘The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old’

By Hendrik Groen (2016)  Penguin

‘Bluefeather: a novel’

Jimmy Heacox, Kim,(2015) Alaska Northwest Books


Emily O’Nan, Stewart,  (2011) Viking

‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door, The Path to a Better Way of Death’

Katy Butler, (2013), Scribner

‘Caregiving, The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal’

Beth MacLeod, (1999), John Wiley & Sons

‘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.



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.


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.



The Alzheimer’s Project
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
Based on a chapter of Vasily Grossman’s novel Life and Fate.

Near Death
About the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital.

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