Dr. John Zeisel, Hearthstone CEO and Founder of the I’m Still Here® Approach, has been widely published on the topics of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Visit here for a complete list of his work.

Zeisel, John. “Life-quality Alzheimer care in assisted living.” Aging, autonomy, and architecture: advances in assisted living (1999): 110-129.


Zeisel, John. “Universal design to support the brain and its development.” Universal Design Handbook. McGraw-Hill, New York (2001).


Zeisel, John. “Environment, neuroscience, and Alzheimer’s disease.” Alzheimer’s Care Today 6, no. 4 (2005): 273-279.


Zeisel, John. Inquiry by design: Environment/behavior/neuroscience in architecture, interiors, landscape, and planning. WW Norton & Co. (2006)


Zeisel, John. “Creating a therapeutic garden that works for people living with Alzheimer’s.” Journal of Housing for the Elderly 21, no. 1-2 (2007): 13-33.


Zeisel, John. I’m still here: A breakthrough approach to understanding someone living with Alzheimer’s. Penguin (2009).


Zeisel, John, Joan Hyde, and Sue Levkoff. “Best practices: An environment-behavior (EB) model for Alzheimer special care units.” American Journal of Alzheimers Disease 9, no. 2 (1994).


Zeisel, J., Hyde, J., & Shi, L. Environmental Design as Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. In Volicer, L., & Bloom-Charette, L. (Eds.) Enhancing the quality of life in advanced dementia Psychology Press, Philadelphia (1999).


Zeisel, John, and Paul Raia. “Nonpharmacological treatment for Alzheimer’s disease: A mind-brain approach.” American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias 15, no. 6 (2000): 331-340.


Zeisel, John, Nina M. Silverstein, Joan Hyde, Sue Levkoff, M. Powell Lawton, and William Holmes. “Environmental correlates to behavioral health outcomes in Alzheimer’s special care units.” The Gerontologist 43, no. 5 (2003): 697-711.


Zeisel, J. & Tyson, M. M. Alzheimer’s Treatment Gardens. In Marcus, C. C., & Barnes, M. (Eds.). Healing gardens: Therapeutic benefits and design recommendations. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. (1999). 


Publications by Hearthstone Research Division, in collaboration


Camp, C., J. Breedlove, M. L. Malone, M. J. Skrajner, and A. McGowen. “Adjusting activities to meet CMS guidelines using Montessori-Based Dementia Programming.” Activities Directors’ Quarterly 8 (2007): 34-46.


Camp, Cameron J., and Michael J. Skrajner. “Resident-Assisted Montessori Programming (RAMP): training persons with dementia to serve as group activity leaders.” The Gerontologist 44, no. 3 (2004): 426-431.


Camp, C.J., Skrajner, M.S., & Gorzelle. Engagement in dementia. In Volicer, L, & Hurley, A (Eds.), Assessment Scales for Advanced Dementia (71-78). Baltimore, Maryland: Health Professions Press (2015).


Camp, Cameron J., Michael J. Skrajner, and Marty Kelly. “Early stage dementia client as group leader.” Clinical gerontologist 28, no. 4 (2005): 81-85.


Camp, C. J., Skrajner, M. J., Lee, M. M., & Judge, K. S. Cognitive assessment in late stage dementia. In P. A. Lichtenberg (Ed.), Handbook of assessment in clinical gerontology (2nd edition). New York: John Wiley & Sons (2010).


Malone, Megan L., Michael J. Skrajner, Cameron J. Camp, Marcia Neundorfer, and Gregg J. Gorzelle. “Research in practice II: spaced retrieval, a memory intervention.” Alzheimer’s Care Today 8, no. 1 (2007): 65-74.


Neundorfer, M. M., C. J. Camp, M. M. Lee, M. J. Skrajner, M. L. Malone, and JR2004 Carr. “Compensating for cognitive deficits in persons aged 50 and over with HIV/AIDS: A pilot study of a cognitive intervention.” Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services 3, no. 1 (2004): 79-97.


Rose, M. S., C. J. Camp, M. J. Skrajner, and G. J. Gorzelle. “Enhancing the quality of nursing home visits with Montessori-based activities.” Activities Directors’ Quarterly 3 (2003): 4-10.


Skrajner, Michael J., and Cameron J. Camp. “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.” American journal of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias 22, no. 1 (2007): 27-36.


Skrajner, Michael J., Cameron J. Camp, Jessica L. Haberman, Timothy G. Heckman, Arlene Kochman, and Cristina Frentiu. “Use of videophone technology to address medication adherence issues in persons with HIV.” HIV/AIDS (Auckland, NZ) 1 (2009): 23.


Skrajner, Michael J., Cameron J. Camp, Timothy G. Heckman, Jessica L. Haberman, and Arlene Kochman. “A fluctuating pattern of over-and under-adherence for HAART: A case study from a Videophone Intervention Project.” Clinical gerontologist 34, no. 2 (2011): 144-153.


Skrajner, Michael J., Jessica L. Haberman, Cameron J. Camp, Melanie Tusick, Cristina Frentiu, and Gregg Gorzelle. “Training nursing home residents to serve as group activity leaders: Lessons learned and preliminary results from the RAP project.” Dementia 11, no. 2 (2012): 263-274.


Skrajner, Michael J., Jessica L. Haberman, Cameron J. Camp, Melanie Tusick, Cristina Frentiu, and Gregg Gorzelle. “Effects of using nursing home residents to serve as group activity leaders: Lessons learned from the RAP project.” Dementia 13, no. 2 (2014): 274-285.


Skrajner, Michael J., Megan L. Malone, Cameron J. Camp, Adena Mcgowan, and Gregg J. Gorzelle. “Research in Practice: Montessori‐Based Dementia Programming®.” Alzheimer’s Care Today 8, no. 1 (2007): 53-64.


Publications by Other Researchers that Provide Additional Evidence


Ayalon, Liat, Amber M. Gum, Leilani Feliciano, and Patricia A. Areán. “Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions for the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia: a systematic review.” Archives of internal medicine 166, no. 20 (2006): 2182-2188.


Beck, Cornelia K., Theresa S. Vogelpohl, Joyce H. Rasin, Johannah Topps Uriri, Patricia O’Sullivan, Robert Walls, Regina Phillips, and Beverly Baldwin. “Effects of behavioral interventions on disruptive behavior and affect in demented nursing home residents.” Nursing research 51, no. 4 (2002): 219-228.


Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Alexander Libin, and Marcia S. Marx. “Nonpharmacological treatment of agitation: a controlled trial of systematic individualized intervention.” The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 62, no. 8 (2007): 908-916.


Groene, Robert William. “Effectiveness of music therapy 1: 1 intervention with individuals having senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.” Journal of Music Therapy 30, no. 3 (1993): 138-157.


Hermans D, Htay UH, McShane R. Non-pharmacological interventions for wandering of people with dementia in the domestic setting. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009(3).


Holliman, Diane C., Ute C. Orgassa, and Jennie Pillion Forney. “Developing an interactive physical activity group in a geriatric psychiatry facility.” Activities, Adaptation & Aging 26, no. 1 (2001): 57-69.


Inouye, Sharon K., Sidney T. Bogardus Jr, Peter A. Charpentier, Linda Leo-Summers, Denise Acampora, Theodore R. Holford, and Leo M. Cooney Jr. “A multicomponent intervention to prevent delirium in hospitalized older patients.” New England journal of medicine 340, no. 9 (1999): 669-676.


Kong, Eun-Hi, Lois K. Evans, and James P. Guevara. “Nonpharmacological intervention for agitation in dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Aging & mental health 13, no. 4 (2009): 512-520.


Lauriks, Steve, Annika Reinersmann, Henriëtte Geralde Van der Roest, F. J. M. Meiland, Richard J. Davies, Ferial Moelaert, Maurice D. Mulvenna, Chris D. Nugent, and Rose-Marie Dröes. “Review of ICT-based services for identified unmet needs in people with dementia.” Ageing research reviews 6, no. 3 (2007): 223-246.


Livingston, Gill, Kate Johnston, Cornelius Katona, Joni Paton, and Constantine G. Lyketsos. “Systematic review of psychological approaches to the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia.” American Journal of Psychiatry 162, no. 11 (2005): 1996-2021.


Logsdon, Rebecca G., Susan M. McCurry, and Linda Teri. “Evidence-based psychological treatments for disruptive behaviors in individuals with dementia.” Psychology and aging 22, no. 1 (2007): 28.


O’Connor, Daniel W., David Ames, Betina Gardner, and Madeleine King. “Psychosocial treatments of psychological symptoms in dementia: a systematic review of reports meeting quality standards.” International Psychogeriatrics 21, no. 02 (2009): 241-251.


Proctor, Rebekah, Alistair Burns, Hilary Stratton Powell, Nicholas Tarrier, Brian Faragher, Gerald Richardson, Linda Davies, and Belinda South. “Behavioural management in nursing and residential homes: a randomised controlled trial.” The Lancet 354, no. 9172 (1999): 26-29.


Robinson, L., D. Hutchings, H. O. Dickinson, L. Corner, F. Beyer, T. Finch, J. Hughes, A. Vanoli, C. Ballard, and J. Bond. “Effectiveness and acceptability of non‐pharmacological interventions to reduce wandering in dementia: a systematic review.” International journal of geriatric psychiatry 22, no. 1 (2007): 9-22.


Teri, Linda, Rebecca G. Logsdon, and Susan M. McCurry. “Nonpharmacologic treatment of behavioral disturbance in dementia.” Medical Clinics of North America 86, no. 3 (2002): 641-656.


Teri, Linda, Rebecca G. Logsdon, Jay Uomoto, and Susan M. McCurry. “Behavioral treatment of depression in dementia patients: a controlled clinical trial.” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 52, no. 4 (1997): P159-P166.


Verkaik, Renate, Julia van Weert, and Anneke L. Francke. “The effects of psychosocial methods on depressed, aggressive and apathetic behaviors of people with dementia: a systematic review.” International journal of geriatric psychiatry 20, no. 4 (2005): 301-314.


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