Sundowning

Since Roz brings up a lot of different difficult topics up in this book, I’ve decided to focus on a few topics to highlight resources and interesting articles. The first topic I want to touch on is Sundowning.

Mayo Clinic – Sundowning: Late-Day Confusion

Alzheimer’s Association – Sleep Issues and Sundowning 

CBC – Sundowners and Their Exhausted Caregivers

The Atlantic – An Overnight Nursing Home for Dementia Patients

New York Times – Behind the Scenes: Capturing Mental Twilight

Intentional Caregiver – My Experiences with “Sundowning”

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16th Century Food

You might have been wondering: how can I, a person of the 21st Century, eat like the people of the Elizabethan era? Well curious gourmand, wonder no more! Here are some recipes you can make to re-create the foods of an era long past!

On this website: http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/old-elizabethan-recipes.htm, You will find a lot of recipes with links to pastries, candies, sweets and a few dinner items such as Stuffed Goose, Hen With Oysters, and Roast Pig with Pudding in its Belly.

This website: http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/shak-feast.cfm might be a little more feasable for the current chef.

 

Elizabethan Clothing

While Ian Mortimer does an excellent job describing life in Elizabethan England, I thought that maybe some pictures would help for those of us who haven’t seen accurate Elizabethan dress before.

Here is one website walking through the steps of putting on an upper-class Elizabethan dress: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/overview.html 

What colors mean in Elizabethan commoners clothing: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/lowerclass/lcolors.html 

This is a Prezi presentation on Elizabethan dress (keep clicking the right arrow under the picture): https://prezi.com/9kl25x5fdafs/elizabethan-clothing-for-the-rich-vs-the-poor/ 

 

Founding Gardeners

The May book is Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf. The discussion will be on May 23rd.

If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy from the Circulation Desk. They don’t need to call and sign up. Getting the book gives me an idea for numbers.

The Reason I Jump

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For February 2016 we are reading The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida for our February 29th discussion.

As always if you didn’t pick up your copy of this month’s book at the last discussion, you can pick it up at at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

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