Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Caregiving – Best Books to Read for Alzheimer’s Caregivers or Family Members

Alzheimer’s – Books 

When we learn that our loved one has Alzheimer’s we have a thirst to know what it means for them– and us. Will our lives change? How will we handle it? And will our loved one die from this horrible disease? Below are a few of the books from a recommended reading list about Alzheimer’s Disease and a Caregiver who wanted her story told.

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The Alzheimer’s Action Plan: The Experts’ Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory ProblemsCheck PriceChicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and CompassionCheck PriceThe 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory LossCheck PriceThe Forgetting: Alzheimer’s: Portrait of an EpidemicCheck PriceLearning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the DiseaseCheck PriceCoach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers: A Practical Tips GuideCheck Price

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Comments

  1. says

    A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver by Daniel C. Potts, M.D. & Ellen Woodward Potts and No act of Love Is Every Wasted by Jane Thibault, Ph.D. and Rev. Dr. Richard L. Morgan should be on everyone’s reading list.

    • says

      Hi Lynda, You are so right. Both of those books are great reads and so helpful for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia. They have both been listed at our new “Favorites Book List”

      Thank you for adding your suggestions!
      ~Sandy

    • says

      Thank you Sandy – for adding my book, “Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes” to the elite “Alzheimer’s Support” recommended reading list….I am so very honored….

      I have also been nominated for the VIBA award for my Blog. I hope to help other’s, suggest, supply resources for them – since I learned one step at a time how to take care of my Mom in all aspects of her life.

      Thank you again,

      Suzette Brown
      Hampton, VA

  2. says

    Having received very good feedback – I am honored to share my book:
    “Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes”. It is honest, open and raw. The day to day struggles as I worked full-time, had a teenaged son, husband and my own household to run.
    I also share many Caregiver tips on my blog – such as my Mom should have been OFF the road, what I could and should have done, adult social services, elder abuse, assisted living facilities, caregivers emotional roller coaster….
    Thank you !!

    • says

      Hello Suzette,
      I was happy to have your book added to our list. Everyday, I speak to someone who is searching for more ideas, hints and tips about Caregiving. Most things that happened to you may happen to someone else. We are always grateful for new stories and listings of new books from Caregivers.

      Your book has been added to our list at: Recommended Reading for the Caregiver

      Thank you for thinking of us,
      ~Sandy

  3. says

    I would like to tell you about a new book just published titled I Care. This book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease to make the most of each day! Care partners will see their loved one as a whole person with strengths and abilities, which will promote greater independence and self-sufficiency for the person with dementia.

    I Care covers:
    •Minimizing the care partner’s fears, frustrations, and stress
    •Managing changes in communication, memory loss and behavior using best care techniques
    •Making the home safe and supportive
    •Understanding changes in brain function
    •Addressing financial and legal issues
    •And much more…

    • says

      Hello Jennifer,
      That sounds like a wonderful book. I will certainly be watching for that one. The Caregivers I’ve known are always searching for better ways to communicate with their loved one. This books sounds like it brings encouragement, compassion and understanding for the caregiver. It’s tough staying calm and collected when communication is so difficult and I’m pleased to see another book on this topic.

      Thank you for making me aware. I’ll certainly check for it and add a Review to the site when I’ve finished reading it.

      All the best with this new book, can’t wait to find it!
      ~Sandy

  4. says

    Fantastic choices. My additional favorite: “The Best Friend’s Approach to Alzheimer’s Care” by Virginia White and David Troxel. It reminds readers that even if a person ‘forgets who you are’, you *are* her spouse, sister, best friend, so keep being that person, tell them the best stories of your lives together; it still matters, it counts, no matter what s/he calls you.

    • says

      My Favorite Book is A Message From Mama, for the Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Victims., By Author Sheryl Simmons My book Speaks to the Caregiver and offers practical everyday advice, helpful hints, and tells a story of understanding the Journey and the stages of grief. Available for KINDLE,on Barnes and Noble.com and Amazon.com

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