“OUR FAVORITES – BOOK LIST”
Book Recommendations BY
AUTHORS AND OTHERS WITH DEMENTIA
OR THEIR CAREGIVERS
(If you have a suggestion, please add to the comments below)
Every day, I receive many more Book Recommendations from others than I have time to review. Yet, each new book sounds insightful, helpful and fresh as these requests pour in from Authors and Readers. The Book Recommendations on this list may come from a Caregiver, or a person who has dementia, a relative or a friend. Reading is critical for the Caregiver and helpful for the person with dementia as well.
Since there are many more books than I have time to read and critique, I’ve begun this Post for YOUR favorite Book Recommendations– Let me know about the Book that helped you most. If we don’t already have it reviewed and posted on our site, I will list it here with your short review.
More Books Recommended by others
A Loving Approach to Dementia Care
Author: Laura Wayman
Laura Wayman is an accomplished keynote speaker, author, trainer, and a dedicated Gerontologist. She holds an associate in arts degree in gerontology and is a certified Social Services Designee.
Laura has over a decade of experience in and a strong dedication to quality aging. She is the resident dementia expert and grant writer for Seniors First, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors live independently; the CEO of The Dementia Whisperers; and a sought-after speaker on issues of aging.
Her book is next on my reading list and as I checked the Reviews from other readers, her work is outstanding. Not only a super advocate for the aging, she also helps the caregiver to take care of themselves which is sometimes forgotten during the heavy lifting of caregiving.
“An Unbreakable Bond”
Author: Adam Sibley
Adam Sibley is a sweet young man that learned the lessons of life at an age too young, caring for his Mom with Alzheimer’s dementia.
During those four years of caregiving Adam put his Mom above his own needs. We don’t often see that kind of care from someone at such a young age. But Adam is certainly mature for his years.
In this memoir Adam shares the joy of caring for his Mom along with the hard lessons that a selfless life brings.
Family and his dear Mother comes first above all else including school, work, friends and almost everything else at times.
Share this sweet journey with Adam and applaud the person he is and the strong man he has become through the hard work of caregiving. In the end, you will have the pleasure of meeting Adam now, along with his new bride and a life that is finally his own.
A daughter who cares for her Mother!
Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey through Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Author: Sandra Savell
A Caregiver’s Experience
by Sheryl Simmons
Author: Sheryl Simmons, writer, nurse; loves cooking,writing and travel. She is an Advocate for those with Alzheimer’s including research funding and respite care. Check her Facebook Page at “A Message From Mama, for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s Victims.”
A daughter’s book about her Mother
by Suzette Brown
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 for reading my book
Author: Suzette Brown “Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes” is about her journey as a Caregiver for her Mother for five years. It is real, raw and truly day to day instances of their experiences – good and bad, up and down. Suzette has also been nominated for a VIBA award for her blog at “Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes.“
by Potts M.D., Daniel C., Potts, Ellen Woodward
From the author, Elaine Pereira: The impetus for writing the book:
My mother’s is a story that needed to be told. She was a kind, brilliant and talented woman all of my life until Dementia took hold distorting her persona and leaving an agitated, bewildered and compromised person in its wake.
More Book Suggestions in the Comments Below
Often we learn of new books from the Authors or other Friends that find the book a good match for our Reading List. So don’t hesitate to check out a few more books suggested by friends! and Authors–