I have found these helpful; perhaps you will, too.
2016 Alzheimer Statistics
The 36-Hour Day by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
"Revised in 2006 for its
twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the "bible" for
families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and
support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and
compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day
invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition
currently available that includes new information on medical research
and the delivery of care."
Activities - Choosing an Activity web article
Adult coloring books - "Coloring has long been considered to be a therapeutic activity, again
for kids of all ages, young and old. Coloring is known to reduce and
relieve stress, and it improves hand and eye coordination." (from Coloring for Adults)
Coloring as a Purposeful Activity web article 04/08/2015
Coloring Books as Activity for Dementia web article 11/25/2012
Coloring for Adults web article 01/17/2015
How Adult Coloring Books Improve Cognition web article 07/23/2015
Dementia Village "is a place where residents can live a seemingly normal life, but in
reality are being watched all the time. Caretakers staff the restaurant,
grocery store, hair salon and theater -- although the residents don't
always realize they are carers -- and are also watching in the
residents' living quarters."
complete video 07/30/2013 (23 minutes)
"Dementia Village" inspires new care article 12/27/2013
Dementia Village Advisors website
"MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings
personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through
digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life."
Alive Inside trailer
Story of Henry video
Music and Memory website
New link found between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease (June 21, 2016)
St. Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) Examination
This is the test they gave Mom to determine whether a dementia diagnosis was appropriate. In 2014 she scored 21 (high school ed). I have not seen any more current score but I am sure it is well within the dementia range.
TED Talk: Alzheimer's Is Not Normal Aging - And We Can Cure It
"More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease,
and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years.
But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease
since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen
shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from his lab as well
as a message of hope. “Alzheimer’s is a disease,” Cohen says, “and we
can cure it.”"