Published Reviews

“Innovative and refreshing due to the relaxed and natural ‘hands on’ approach—an empowering book that proves one can enjoy life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.”
Aging & Society (on The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care)

“One of the first [positive, uplifting books on Alzheimer’s disease], and still one of my favorites … easy to grasp and always respectful of the person with the disease.”
Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly (on The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care)

“Here at last are two compassionate, humorous, experience authors [Bell and Troxel] who say it’s time to stop being morbid and negative about AD. …It’s the best training guide for families and professionals in print.”
Wisner Now (on The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care)

“[Bell and Troxel] have laid out a way of relating that is immediately accessible to all involved in dementia and a policy and programme for service provision. …Here is an initiative that is easy to understand and is within the immediate capacity of each of us to deliver.”
Journal of Dementia Care (on The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care)

“…a potential gold mine for afflicted families.”
Booklist (on The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care)

“a valuable addition to any day centre or care home wanting to develop understanding of activity as being much more than providing entertainment and outings.”
Journal of Dementia Care (on The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume One)

“a wonderful resource … very practical for staff, volunteers, and family members. This book will be one of your most-used references.”
Creative Forecasting® Magazine (on The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume One)

“A ‘grab and go’ book that was written to assist an activity director to take an everyday activity and turn it into something creative and meaningful. [The book] presents activity principles which are essential in developing programs that are appropriate and creative in maintaining dignity and quality of life.”
The Director (on The Best Friends Approach To Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume One)

The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume Two is extremely helpful, and a book that you will reference often. Individuals with dementia, staff, and family members will enjoy the fresh ideas for creative art projects, interactive games, and evening activities…”
Creative Forecasting® Magazine (on The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume Two)