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I'm Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer's Care

I'm Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer's Care

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Publication Date: December 29th, 2009
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A revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s care, focusing on a patient’s strengths to maintain connections with others and the world

There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease— though it can be treated. For the last fifteen years, John Zeisel, Ph.D. has spearheaded a movement to treat Alzheimer’s non-pharmacologically by focusing on the mind’s strengths.

I’m Still Here is a guidebook to Dr. Zeisel’s treatment ideas, showing the possibility and benefits of connecting with an Alzheimer’s patient through their abilities that don’t diminish with time, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions, and touch. By harnessing these capacities, and by using other strategies, it’s possible to offer the person a quality life with connection to others and to the world.

In March 2013, Dr. Zeisel and his work will be the focus of the program airing on public television stations entitled “Hopeful Aging,” bringing his life-changing ideas to a national audience.

About the Author

John Zeisel is the president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, and is the founder of the Hearthstone Way, an innovative and practical approach to the care of people living with dementia. He developed ARTZ, the Artists for Alzheimer’s program, which develops guided museum tours and other cultural experiences for those living with the disease. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia, and has taught at Harvard, Yale, and McGill. His work has been covered in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and O: The Oprah Magazine, and on ABC, CNN, and the BBC. Zeisel divides his time among Montreal, New York City, and Woburn, Massachusetts.

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