Now Featuring

  • “I don’t know what to say”…Beginning Difficult Conversations (slides), presented by: Elaine Book, M.S.W., R.S.W. and Amy Freeman, M.S.W., R.S.W in partnership with Parkinson Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Alzheimer Society. 
  • Evidence Informed Communication Strategies For Family Members Of Persons With Alzheimer's Disease (Slides) - Presenters: Jeff Small, Phd, University of British Columbia, Joann Perry, PhD, University Of British Columbia; and Susan Lane, MD CCFP (CoE), North East Specialized Geriatric Centre & Northern Ontario School Of Medicine
  • Maintaining the Connection is a whiteboard animation video providing evidence-based strategies for communicating with a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. This was created by Dr. Susan Lane and was designed as a solution to her own struggle to communicate effectively with a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. The strategies are derived from Dr. Jeff Small and Dr. Jo Ann Perry’s research article, Training family care partners to communicate effectively with persons with Alzheimer’s disease: The TRACED program. Learn more




Books & Videos

  • Alzheimer's: Finding The Right Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care, Harriet Hodgson
  • Communicating in the Small Group: Theory and Practice Beatrice, G. Schultz
  • Communicating with the Hearing/Visually Impaired Video)
  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer's, Joanne Koenig Coste
  • Talking to Alzheimers Claudia, J. Strauss
  • Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: The Family Guide to Improving Communication, Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
  • Validation: The Feil Method, Naomi Feil