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

Research articles:
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.”"

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