OneBook, OneFarmington promotes family reading, literacy, understanding, and community interaction by reading about a single topic. Residents of our richly diverse community are invited to connect through this shared reading experience.
The 2019 selections are
Still Alice by Lisa Genova, and
The Dementia Diaries by Matthew Snyman.
About the books
by Lisa Genova
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. When Alice begins to grow forgetful, she dismisses it at first, but eventually finds herself in the rapid downward spiral of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Now she must re-evaluate her relationship with her husband, her expectations of her children, and her ideas about herself and her place in the world.
The Dementia Diaries
by Matthew Snyman
Follow the stories of Brie, Fred and other young caregivers as they try to understand and cope with their grandparents' dementia at all stages of the illness. Adapted from true stories and supplemented with fun activities and discussion ideas, this book for youth aged 7–14 cuts to the truth of the experience of dementia and tackles its stigma with a warm and open perspective.
OneBook, OneFarmington Programs
Join us March 5–April 4 for special events that explore the life-changing circumstances of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Activities are free and open to everyone.
Understanding Dementia-Related Behavior
Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of dementia. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota and North Dakota.
Trinity Care Center
905 Elm St., Farmington
Thursday, March 28, 4–5 p.m.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Learn about research in diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota and North Dakota.
Thursday, April 4, 4–5 p.m.
*A Minnesota Legacy program.