Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror (Dementia-related Resources)

Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror (Dementia-related Resources)

Below are dementia-related resources mentioned in Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror: A Detective’s Manual for Solving Problems Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror by Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D.


You Solve The Case

Answers to Unsolved Cases

In Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror, readers are given tools and resources to understand why persons with dementia do what they do, to help them solve their own “cases,” and, more importantly, they are given a more hopeful way of thinking about Alzheimer’s disease and those who live with it.

To read the unsolved cases and their answers, click each individual link below.


Global Deterioration Scale


Reading Test


Help Persons with Dementia Stay Connected to the World

  • Camp, C. J., Zeisel, J., & Antenucci, V. (2011). Implementing the “I’m Still Here Approach”: Montessori methods for engaging persons with dementia. In P. E. Hartman-Stein & A. La Rue (Eds.) Enhancing cognitive fitness in adults, (pp. 401-417). New York: Springer.

Identifying Pain in Dementia


Ideas for Activities

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Delirium vs Dementia


RAMP / Reading and Discussion Groups

  • Skrajner, M. M., Haberman, J. L., Camp, C. J., Tusick, M., Frentiu, C., & Gorzelle, G. (2012). Training nursing home residents to serve as group activity leaders: Lessons learned and preliminary results from the RAP project. Dementia, 11: 263-274.
  • Skrajner, M. J., & Camp, C. J. (2007). Resident-assisted Montessori programming (RAMP™): Use of a small group reading activity run by persons with dementia in adult day health care and long-term care settings. The American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, 22(1), 27-36.
  • Camp, C. J., & Skrajner, M. J. (2004). Resident-assisted Montessori programming (RAMP): Training persons with dementia to serve as group activity leaders. The Gerontologist, 44, 426-431.

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Download instructions, labels, and examples to create your own Leader Versions of Reading Roundtable® Books on our Free Resources page.


Memory Books

  • Memory Books and Other Graphic Cuing Systems: Practical Communication and Memory Aids for Adults with Dementia. By Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP ©2007. Health Professions Press.

A Different Visit

Based on the book A Different Visit: Activities for Caregivers and their Loved Ones with Memory Impairment


Spaced Retrieval

  • Camp, C. J. (2006). Spaced retrieval: A case study in dissemination of a cognitive intervention for persons with dementia. In D. Koltai Attix & Kathleen A. Welsch-Bohmner (Eds.) Geriatric neuropsychological assessment and intervention (pp. 275-292). New York: The Guilford Press.

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Responsive Behavior Reduction Formula

This tool was created in conjunction with our colleagues at Florida State University College of Medicine Department of Geriatrics, who turned our formula for addressing responsive behaviors in older adults with dementia into a brief poster that can be used to understand WHY a behavior is occurring. [Download here]

added Sept 2020

By |2020-09-09T20:14:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|