Book Club: Creating Moments of Joy

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“Book Club – Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey (5th edition)”, a discussion led by Lindsey Kremer, BSW, MemoryCare Care Manager. This presentation was part of MemoryCare’s Fall 2020 Educational Event series, recorded as a live online broadcast on October 1, 2020.

Please note that the discussion is for the 5th edition of this book; significant changes were made to this publication since the 4th edition and may present inconsistencies during the discussion if reading a different edition. It is advised that you read this book prior to viewing this presentation. Limited copies of this book are available to check out for a 4-week period from the MemoryCare Resource Center at 100 Far Horizons Lane, Asheville, NC 28803. You may also purchase the book from Amazon.

“Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer’s and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.”

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