At Symphony Senior Living, we are renowned for our leadership and expertise in the field of Memory Care.  Below is a collection of websites, videos and books that many of our families have found helpful and informative.  

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219 S. Cedar Street Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Video Links

David Shenk
A Quick Look at Alzheimer’s: Four Pocket Films

Film #1: What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Film #2: Alzheimer’s: An Urgent Epidemic

Film #3 Alzheimer’s: The Race to the Cure

Film #4: Alzheimer’s’ A Message for Newly Diagnosed Patients and Their Families


Naomi Feil

What is Validation from Naomi Feil

Gladys Wilson and Naomi Feil

Lisa Snyder

Interview with Lisa Snyder

Books to Read

Symphony Senior Living provides a lending library of books and videos available to caregivers and families.  Please feel free to stop by and browse our resources.  Other resources such as such as fact sheets, caregiving tips, and disease information can also be sourced through The Alzheimer’s Association in your area.

Connecting the Dots

Breakthroughs in Communication as Alzheimer’s Advances
By Judith London and Jane E Brody

Dignity and Old Age
by Rose Dobrof, Robert Disch and Harry R Moody

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers:
Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping and Aging Parent
by Barry J. Jacobs

The Validation Breakthrough:
“Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer’s type Dementia”
by Naomi Feil

I’m Still Here:
A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care
by John Zeisel

Still Alice
by Lisa Genova

Away from Her
by Alice Munro

Mom, Are You There?
Finding a Path to Peace through Alzheimer’s
by Kathleen A. Negri


Always My Grandpa:
A Story for Children About Alzheimer’s Disease
by Linda Scacco

What’s Wrong With Grandma? 
A Families Experience with Alzheimer’s-
by Margaret Shawver

What’s Happening to Grandpa?
by Maria Shriver and Sandra Speidel

Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s:
Caregivers Share the Joyful Times
by Brenda Avadian

If only I’d Had This Caregiving Book
by Maya Hennessey

Compassionate Caregiving 
Practical Help and Spiritual Encouragement
by Lois D. Knutson

Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care
by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

A Dignified Life: 
The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, A Guide for Family Caregivers -
by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

What Can I Say? 
A Guide to Visiting Friends and Family Who are Ill -
by Simon Fox and Karen Fox