Dementia: Loving Care with a Therapeutic Benefit
By Peggy Watson, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Nancy Shadowens, M.S., CCC-SLP
A book for at-home caregivers, provides an understanding of the disease process and guidance for management of behaviors with appropriate expectations.
The 36-Hour Day
By Nancy L. Mace, M.A. and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
The definitive guide and reference to Alzheimer ’s disease – the starting point for understanding dementia.
Alzheimer’s 911, Help, Hope and healing for the Caregiver
By Frena Gray-Davidson
Written from the perspective of a one-on-one caregiver.
Alzheimer’s for Dummies
Helpful for keeping track of the stages of Alzheimer’s. A surprisingly useful book.
Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers: A Practical Tips Guide
By Frank Broyles
A small, practical handbook for the caregiver. He outlines the stages of Alzheimer’s, and passes along what he and his family learned as he cared for his wife who had AD. Can be downloaded free off the Internet.
I’m Still Here
By John Zeisel, PhD
Practical advice on finding ways to connect with the person with dimentia, both emotionally and through their environment. Rather clinical, but still helpful.
Dancing with Rose, finding life in the land of Alzheimer’s
By Lauren Kessler
The writer’s mother had Alzheimer’s, but she did not do a lot of caregiving for her. After her mother died, she felt guilty and curious, so she got a job working in an Alzheimer’s unit. Interesting perspective, told from the moment training began to when she left. We see how much responsibility is placed on low-paid workers, and how they handle it. Not at all a sad book, there are many moments of humor and insight.
Living in the Labyrinth: Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's
By Diana Friel McGowin
The writer chronicles her own progression through early onset AD.
By Lisa Genova (also a movie)
A story about a psychology professor at Harvard who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.
Losing my Mind: An intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer’s
By Thomas DeBaggio
An ex-journalist turned herb-grower pens his personal account of early onset dementia. He includes research about the disease, childhood memories soon to be lost and the negative effect his disease has on his wife and grown son.