Alzheimer’s Books

March 31, 2014 abigail Comments

Books are a great way to gather and learn a ton of information in a simple way. Many Alzheimer’s families turn to books to understand the disease, find out how to care for their loved one and how to overcome all the challenges presented with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some of the top Alzheimer’s books are a great resource to turn to when first learning about the disease itself. Others are helpful to people who are caring for their loved one. Either way, the following books provide a multitude of information about Alzheimer’s and dementia for those looking to gain a better understanding of the diseases.


51kRDIKopWL._SL160_Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers
What every family member of a loved one with dementia needs to know: How to help without sacrificing YOU. In Surviving Alzheimer’s you’ll find: * The best, most current thinking on how to enhance quality of life and safety while minimizing stress on everyone involved. * The “Why This, Try This” approach to understanding what’s behind odd, frustrating behaviors — and what you can do about them. * How to defuse resentment, guilt, anger, and family friction. * Lifesaving insights from a team of top dementia-care experts from geriatrics, psychiatry, social work, law, dementia therapy, and caregiver advocacy. * Stories and ideas from real families. * A fast, scannable format, unlike any other Alzheimer’s guide, perfect for the short-on-time caregiver.



common sense guideThe Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers
The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals.




creating moments of joy

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Jolene Brackey has a vision. A vision that will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. But if you think about it, our memory is made up of moments, too. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment; a moment that puts a smile on their face, a twinkle in their eye, or triggers a memory. Five minutes later, they won’t remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger.




36hr dayThe 36 Hour Day
Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.



300tipsA Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier
Written for patients, their families, and caregivers, A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier will help readers understand what is physically happening to the brain so they can empower their own special skills and talents throughout the disease process. The book is divided into three sections that correspond to the progression of Alzheimer’s and the unique challenges encountered at each stage.


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