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Best Books for Dementia Caregivers!

April 9, 2018


It was pleasure to speak to the members of the Great Falls Seniors Center the other week!   At the conclusion of my talk I was asked about some book suggestions for Caregivers.  Below are some of my favorites for those caring for a loved one with dementia:

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded, Nov 15, 2016

by Jolene Brackey


An Unintended Journey: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia, Jul 16, 2013

by Janet Yagoda Shagam


Coping with Behavior Change in Dementia: A Family Caregiver's Guide, Apr 3, 2015

by Beth Spencer and Laurie White


Mike & Me: New Hope for Alzheimer's Couples Everywhere, Feb 16, 2018

by Rosalys Peel and Dan Zadra


Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease, 

by Joanne Koenig Coste and Robert Butler


Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient: A Caregiver's Guide to Connection and HopeMay 16, 2015

by Ronda Parsons

The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, Mar 13, 2017
by Judy Cornish

The 36-Hour Day, sixth edition: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) Mar 17, 2017, by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer's CareJun 4, 2017 by Angel Smits

The Dementia Caregiver: A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders (Guides to Caregiving)Dec 28, 2017 by Marc E. Agronin

Thoughtful Dementia Care: Understanding the Dementia Experience
by Jennifer Ghent-Fuller

Pathways: A Guidebook for Dementia & Alzheimer's Family Caregivers
by Kae Hammond


The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, Mar 22, 2017
by Judy Cornish

The Dementia Handbook carries a message of hope, explaining how we can help our loved ones with dementia live happily and safely.

Understand Alzheimer's: A First-Time Caregiver's Plan to Understand & Prepare for Alzheimer's & Dementia by Calistoga Press

A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
by Helen Buell Whitworth "MS BSN" and James Whitworth

Let's Talk Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide
by Carol Howell

Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers, Jan 11, 2018
by Paula Spencer Scott

Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Caregivers, Jan 2, 2018by Deborah Barr and Gary Chapman

A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia: Using Activities and Other Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Manage Behavioral Symptoms, by Laura N. Gitlin and Catherine Verrier Piersol

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion, by Amy Newmark and Angela Timashenka Geiger

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book  
by Lynda A. Markut and Anatole Crane


You will also find some terrific resources online.  Often times the most up to date treatment approaches are shared online through professional / research based sources.   However, caregivers experiences in coping with dementia are not usually effected by time and can always be helpful!  


Please message me with any additional books that you feel may also be helpful to others and added to the list! 



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