Resource Library

The Lebedeff Eldercare Resource Center opened to the community on May 23, 2001. It is dedicated to Dr. Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff, whose generosity and support of programs to improve the care of older adults in our community is deeply appreciated.

 

Located in MemoryCare’s Asheville office, the center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:30 pm.

The Eldercare Resource Center provides information to the public on healthy aging, exercise, nutrition, spirituality, age-related illnesses (with an extensive section on memory disorders), caregiving, community resources, ethics, and end-of-life care. Books, videos, pamphlets, and journals on these and related topics are available for review and check-out. High speed internet access is available for on-line searches for relevant, up-to-date, health information.

This resource room is for anyone who wants to learn more about aging issues: middle aged  and older adults, caregivers, and professionals in aging disciplines. A special section for children is also available.

“Caregiving is a constant learning experience.” said Vivian Frazier.

Caregiver education and training is essential to the mission of our organization and is at the heart of excellent dementia care.  

MemoryCare Plays

One of the most important things we do at MemoryCare is to help our patients and their caregivers tell their stories. This collection of plays is our contribution toward disseminating some of these stories in an attempt to entertain, instruct, and ultimately bring wider attention to the looming personal and societal issues of cognitive impairment and its varying effects on families.

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Staff favorites available in our Caregiver Library:

Books

No Act of Love is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia
By Richard L. Morgan and Jane Thibault

This book provides a fresh, hopeful model of dealing with life and death in the realm of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Love, Laughter & Mayhem
By Cindy Keith, RN, BS

This book offers invaluable insights for family members living with or caring for people with dementia. The author provides rich anecdotal scenarios illustrating techniques of redirection and distraction that can help caregivers. A sense of humor and laughter enrich the living and the telling!

DVDs

The Senior Gems – Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia
Featuring Dementia Expert, Teepa Snow

This family centered video provides an overview of the impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as techniques that make a difference.

You’re Looking at me Like I Live Here and I Don’t
By Scott Kirschenbaum

This short but intimate documentary shares a woman’s story of having Alzheimer’s and her quest to live her life to the fullest.

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