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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The Kindle – The new way to store and read books

Take all your books with you–where ever you go! Kindle is easy to hold and read. It is designed with long-form reading in mind. When reading for long periods of time, people naturally shift positions and often like to read with one hand. Kindle’s page-turning buttons are located on both sides, allowing you to read and turn pages from any position. The new soft-touch, textured back is comfortable to hold and never gets hot in your hands.

Never Gets Hot
Unlike a laptop or tablet, Kindle never gets hot so you can read comfortably as long as you like.

Simple to Use, No Computer Required
Unlike most electronic devices, we wanted to keep Kindle simple. Kindle is wireless and ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required.

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A Caregiver’s Experience

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A Message for Mama : For the Caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s

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.”

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Comments

  1. 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…

    • 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

  2. These are excellent choices. Here’s one more to consider if you’re looking for a way to handle your stress and grow as a caregiver and human being. Read YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? JOURNALING FOR CAREGIVERS

    Find it on Amazon…

  3. 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.

  4. My very favorite book is “Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s” by Joanne Koenig Coste.

    • 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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