Reading and Resources List for Professionals
"Poppy's Head," VHS videocassette (23 min.),: Angell
Productions. Brooklyn, Australia: Angell Productions. 1998. : Available from Angell
Productions. 130 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn, NSW, 2083, Australia. (02) 9985-7207; FAX: (61)
(02) 9985-7175. Internet: http://www.webrightservices.com/angellproductions/. PRICE: $AU80.00
(approximately $48.00 U.S.).
"Talking With Children and Teens About Alzheimer's Disease: A Question and Answer Guidebook for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers." McCrea, J.M.; et al. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Center for Social and Urban Research. 1992. Available from Generations Together. University of Pittsburgh, Center for Social and Urban Research, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. (412) 648-7150. FAX: (412) 624-4810. PRICE: $15.00. Available from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging for $15. Call 412-648-7150
This handbook was developed for use by parents, teachers and caregivers to help answer
the questions that children and teenagers have about Alzheimer's disease and to help them
interact with relatives and other people with dementia. Approaches to discussing
Alzheimer's disease with preschool children, school age children, and teenagers are
discussed. A series of questions children might ask are presented and discussed, dealing
with such topics as personality changes, awareness, behavior, memory loss, and how a child
can appropriately respond to unfamiliar behavior and interact with the person with
Alzheimer's disease. Examples are given of activities that children or teenagers can enjoy
with an older person with dementia. A list of resources is included, providing names of
organizations, books for various age levels, and audiovisuals.
"Just for the Summer." (Information Package, Teaching Guide,
Manual and Fact Sheet).
"Just for the Summer Curriculum Manual." Teaching Guide. Alzheimer's Association. Chicago, IL: Alzheimer's Association. 1991. 52 p. (curriculum manual). (800) 272-3900; (312) 335-8700; (312) 335-8882 (TDD); FAX (312) 335-1110. PRICE: $25.00.
This curriculum manual is designed for use by the high school teacher in a classroom
setting, but may also be used to teach teenagers or adults in other settings such as
support group meetings. The manual is part of the Just for the Summer Kit (see AZAV03607)
produced by the Alzheimer's Association. The kit includes the video 'Just for the Summer'
(see AZAV03144), which tells the story of Philip, a teenaged boy whose grandmother with
Alzheimer's disease comes to live with his family. The manual includes sample presentation
plans and activities for students. Fact sheets for teachers and students about Alzheimer's
disease also are included, along with handouts for students. The handouts include a
pretest on Alzheimer's disease, questions for discussion, role playing and communication
exercises, fact sheets listing activities for Alzheimer's disease patients, a sample
emergency contact sheet, a sample safety checklist, and a final test. The Just the Facts
kit (see AZDC01392) is included in the purchase price for the manual, as is a packet of
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