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Alzheimer's and Dementia Activities and Gifts
Books and E-books for all adult readers

These especially refresh spiritual life for patients with dementia or cognitive impairment.  

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This is a highly creative means of providing spiritual comfort to persons who are encumbered by Alzheimer's disease or other cognitive limitations.  Objects with stimulating touch or aroma evoke attention while bright pictures and large print prompt thoughts about Jesus' love.  It works!  Click item name for more information and to order.

Orig.: $29.95
Sale: $19.95



The story of Noah is that God can be trusted--big time all the time!  Full 8 1/2 x 11 inches, with large illustrations, and printed on high quality heavy card stock.  The five "add ins" stimulate interest and attentiveness.  Words are in 42 pt sans-serif font which enhances comprehension of the meaning of the story for women and me with dementia.  Click this line to see every page of the book.

Orig.: $19.95
Sale: $9.95

TALKING WITH GOD: A Personal Adventure of Companionship

Discover the great joy and transforming power of praying in the way the Bible teaches. After Diana and I looked at 145 books about prayer we decided that the best instruction comes from the Bible itself!  Prayers in the Bible show six types of content, six topics we might say, that God wants to hear us discuss with him on a regular basis. (This quick guide is based on Strong Prayer books shown elsewhere.  Click the "Bookstore" tab and scroll down.)  Talking With God is specially written for residents in long-term care.  It offers hope and guidance as God helps readers to pray as He desires to hear them pray. 

What this book teaches is exciting, so we gave it a bold, vivid look.  It is 8 1/2 x 11, in large print and bright colors, on quality card stock and with "scrapbook pages" for prayer lists, to record God's answers, and to write (or tape in) new or favorite prayers and memories.  It quickly becomes a personal treasure and a daily encouragement.

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Orig.: $14.95
Sale: $4.50

FUN WITH WORDS -- A "recreational workbook"


It's ready to use with 22 word and picture games to stimulate thinking, memory, and conversation. (Each of the 22 can be used in eight ways.)  It is a gorgeous 8.5 x 11 inch book printed in full color on quality paper.  Click on item name above for more information and to DOWNLOAD A FREE SAMPLE. 



Jesus speaks, and of course his words bring hope and life to those who hear.  Bright pictures on every page aid understanding and interest.  The type is large enough that most people with Alzheimer's or another dementia are able to read it and comprehend the meaning.  Special subsidized price for bundles of 12 or more.  (If you think you don't need that many, ask God to enlarge your tent; the need is out there and God will help you respond to it.)

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Bundle of 12 copies JESUS SPEAKS TO YOU TODAY

Order here ONLY if you want to order 12 copies.  For fewer than 12 copies, use the "back button" on your browser to exit this page. Go to the other page for this booklet and order there.

Orig.: $29.50
Sale: $10.00


From the earliest years of Christianity, there was a need to clarify the boundaries of the faith for protection against false prophets. This need drove the development of the Creed, so that by around 250 A.D. it was close to the form used today. 

This concise edition of the Apostle’s Creed uses bright pictures, explanatory text, and tactile objects to invigorate faith, enliven mood, and increase optimism. With large print, it is well suited for dementia patients, many of whom have recited the Creed during weekly worship and will welcome the book as an aid to private worship.

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Orig.: $4.95
Sale: $1.95

Bundle of 10 copies, THE APOSTLE'S CREED

This is for a bundle of 10 copies of The Apostle's Creed book.  If you want 10, order 1 bundle; if you want 20, 2 bundles, etc. 

Orig.: $49.50
Sale: $19.95


  FREE (almost) WITH ORDER!  

THE GOOD NEWS BOOK  We have developed a multi-sensory book to help you present the gospel to persons with dementia.  A woman with Alzheimer's disease made a first-time decision of faith after the Good News Book was shared with her. Recently a middle-aged man with terminal cancer came to Christ a few months before his death because an acquaintance led him, gradually, through the book. The Good News Book is also an excellent Bible study and celebration for believers. Click the link below to see a very quick overview.  For a limited time one copy is free with an order (okay, it's a penny, which we had to do to make the shopping cart work) or "free" without an order if you pay s/h (at $3.95 + .01 it is well below our cost).  If we give you one (Okay, it's a penny!), we expect you to use it, not because the book is valuable but because the good news is so valuable.

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Bundle of 10 books, THE GOOD NEWS BOOK

These cost more to produce than you might think, however they can be more valuable than we can describe.  This rate, $2.50 each, is less than our cost to produce, not even counting the amount of volunteer labor that goes into them.  We happily do our best to keep all prices as low as possible.  


SMILES UP cards / package of 30; 3 each of 10 designs


Conversation starter cards interest residents and make it easy for anyone to start a good conversation.  Each card has one or two sensory objects affixed to it.  The combination of these sensory "add-ons" with the bright picture on one side and affirming messages on the other elicits curiosity and activates thought.  The cards open up conversation.  A package includes 3 each of  10 designs with a guide sheet of comments that anyone can use to start communication. Click "SmilesUp cards" above to read how well SmilesUp cards worked for a group of adults who had never visited strangers in a long-term care facility and were afraid to go try!

Orig.: $7.50
Sale: $3.75


  ON SALE!  

THIS GREAT DVD combines familiar music, beautiful images, and Scripture to evoke inspiration and a sense of well being.  More than 600 scenes gently transition as familiar traditional hymns proclaim God's boundless power and love.  The music--all instrumental--is superb, and as it plays Scripture passages are read, which unite with music and visuals to warm the heart with assurance of God's care.  65 minutes long.  A wonderful gift!  (E-mail us for quantity prices.)

Orig.: $16.95
Sale: $8.95


Bring new effectiveness to visitation of homebound men and women by giving them a reminder of God's compassion and of your love for them--reassurance available to them every moment, every day.  The messages built into this item make it easy for anyone to provide a meaningful ministry visit.  See suggestions on the "How to ..." page of this website. 

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Bible Animal Coloring Sheets and Leader's Guide for Lessons

Twelve 81/2 x 11 inch coloring sheet masters of animals that are in the Bible with a booklet that suggests how to give a short lesson based on a biblical reference to of of those animals.  These materials are included in the Bible animals bingo game set.  Use the master copies to make additional copies again and again.



This is a book of inspiration, encouragement, and practical examples from caregivers and those living with Alzheimer's or another dementia.  Insights offered by people who know what you are going through, written in plain language so the wise counsel and optimism take hold and make a difference.  101 stories of caregiving, coping, and compassion.  


TOUCHING GRACE: Montessori Methods and the Touch of Christ

Diana Walters believes that the later years of life can be meaningful no matter what.  She bases her upbeat belief upon faith in God's love, her many years of experience working with aging persons, and the results of study and research as she earned her doctorate in gerontological studies.  She did the first journal-published empirical research using Montessori methods to help persons with dementia have meaningful worship.  This led to methods described in this book (and on this site) that you can use to bring comfort and keep faith joyful in people with dementia. 

Orig.: $19.95
Sale: $16.95

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