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Best Dementia Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Dementia courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

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) (2017)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyThrough five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems.
Author(s): Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home (2017)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyProviding dementia care is profoundly stressful for families and caregivers. People with dementia or Alzheimer’s experience emotional distress, which leads to behavioral complications and the need for institutional care.
Author(s): Judy Cornish

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief (2011)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyNearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It’s not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr.
Author(s): Pauline Boss

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss (2012)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyWhen someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders.
Author(s): Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

Dementia With G.R.A.C.E.: A New, Positive Way of Dealing with Behaviors in People with Dementia (2018)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyAre you dealing with “problem” behaviors as you struggle to care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. Are you wondering why “problem” is in quotation marks? Well, read on!I believe that although much is lost at each stage of dementia, there is much that remains. I believe that when you see the “why” of a behavior, it ceases to be “problem” and rather becomes an opportunity for deeper connection.
Author(s): Vicky Noland Fitch

Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (2015)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyNow presented in full color, this updated edition of is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest Drs. Budson and Solomon ― both key leaders in the field ― cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to in this rapidly growing area.
Author(s): Budson MD, Andrew E., Solomon PhD, Paul R.

Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia (2017)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyA diagnosis of dementia in a loved one can be both frightening and frustrating. Only a biblical foundation fuels a Christian response that both honors the patient and glorifies God. Drawing on years of professional experience working with Alzheimer’s patients, Dr. John Dunlop wants to transform the way we think about dementia.
Author(s): John Dunlop

When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care (2017)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyNearly five million families deal with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them.
Author(s): Angel Smits

Defeating Dementia: My Recovery from Alzheimer’s (2019)

 Best Dementia Books You Should Enjoy“Defeating Dementia … is a critically important account that should be read by the millions in the early stages of dementia, their caregivers, the many at risk for dementia, and the families searching for the very hope that McNear provides.” Dale. E. Bredesen, M.D. Author of the New York Times Bestseller, The End of Alzheimer’s. Do you hear yourself or someone you love saying the words, “I can’t remember or “I don’t remember” more frequently?
Author(s): Francis C. McNear

Alzheimer’s and Dementia For Dummies (2016)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyIf a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it’s only natural to feel fraught with fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. This friendly and authoritative guide is here to help you make smart, informed choices throughout the different scenarios you’ll encounter as a person caring for someone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Author(s): Consumer Dummies

Dementia Care: InService Training Modules for Long-Term Care (2006)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyDementia Care Inservice Training Modules for Long-Term Care is a complete collection of research material for specialized dementia care training in the long-term care setting. Each of the eight modules is created to decrease preparation time for the presenter by including everything necessary for an effective presentation.
Author(s): Jackie Nasso, Lisa Celia

Easy Relaxing Puzzles: Includes Spot the Odd One Out, Mazes, Word Searches and Find the Differences (2018)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyThis extra, easy puzzle book is terrific for elderly seniors with mild dementia.This book includes many great features and puzzles: All in all, is the perfect activity book for adults who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease — as well as, seniors and loved ones who simply #23,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #113 in Puzzles (Books) #22 in Alzheimer’s #31 in Dementia Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Joy Kinnest

A Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia (2010)

 Best Dementia Books You Should Enjoy“Received a 2012 Caregiver Friendly Award from Today’s Caregiver Magazine Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer’ Disease or Parkinson’s. The Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is.
Author(s): Whitworth “MS BSN”, Helen Buell, James Whitworth

Alzheimer’s Through the Stages: A Caregiver’s Guide (2019)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyCaring for Your Loved One (and Yourself) Through Alzheimer’sAlzheimers books should help everyone involved through this incredibly difficult time. That’s why Alzheimer’s Through the Stages shows you what you can do for your loved one―and yourself―every step of the way.
Author(s): Moller MSW CAS, Mary

The Picture Book of Bible Verses: A Gift Book for Alzheimer’s Patients and Seniors with Dementia (Picture Books) (2019)

 Best Dementia Books You Should EnjoyIf someone you love is finding it difficult or frustrating to read books but they still enjoy the calm, relaxing pleasure of turning the pages, this book is for them. This book can also be enjoyed by seniors with memory, eyesight, or strength challenges who find it difficult to hold a heavy book or read long paragraphs of text.Thumbing through this picture book with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or dementia is an activity that is calming at the same time it encourages interaction.
Author(s): Sunny Street Books

Best Dementia Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some dementia books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Reverse Sarcopenia: An Easy-to-Follow Program to Keep Muscles Strong and Youthful While Reducing Your Risk of Developing Dementia

Author(s): Joseph Tieri
ID: 2393663, Publisher: Ulysses Press, Year: 26 July 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

Group Psychodrama for Dementia, Old Age, and Loneliness: Trusting the Process

Author(s): Tzippi Cedar
ID: 3534253, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Move the Body, Heal the Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia and Improve Focus, Creativity, and Sleep

Author(s): Heisz, Jennifer
ID: 3228615, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2022, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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