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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.

1. 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. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who…
Author(s): Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

2. 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. However, if families and caregivers are able to identify the emotional needs caused by dementia and understand which skills are lost and which remain, they can lower the behavioral complications and their own stress. As the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network® (DAWN), Judy Cornish approaches dementia care with clear and empathetic methods that not only…
Author(s): Judy Cornish

3. 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. Boss helps caregivers find hope in “ambiguous loss”—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but…
Author(s): Pauline Boss

4. 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. Now completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option. You’ll learn: Comprehensive and compassionate, The 36-Hour Day is the only guide you need to…
Author(s): Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

5. 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. Did you know that almost all behaviors are because of an unmet need? I believe that by understanding this basic tenet and then using that…
Author(s): Vicky Noland Fitch

6. 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. A practical guide mirroring clinical workflow intended to be used as a tool for accurately diagnosing dementia for all clinicians. Includes case studies and tests. #425,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #360 in Neurology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are…
Author(s): Budson MD, Andrew E., Solomon PhD, Paul R.

7. 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. Rooting his vision of care in the inherent dignity that stems from the fact that all people are made in the image of God, he explains biblical principles, describes the experience of dementia, and answers common questions about the condition. With a plan for how to care for patients…
Author(s): John Dunlop

8. 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. When Reasoning No Longer Works is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how to deal with its effects.Bulleted lists clearly explain: You’ll also follow the story of…
Author(s): Angel Smits

9. 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? Are you wondering if something seriously wrong may be starting to happen? Afraid to find out?…
Author(s): Francis C. McNear

10. 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. From making sense of a diagnosis to the best ways to cope with symptoms, Alzheimer’s and Dementia For Dummies is the trusted companion you can count on as you…
Author(s): Consumer Dummies

11. 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. The curriculum covers all aspects of specialized dementia care, including anatomy and physiology, basic principles of care, daily care, eating challenges, recreation and activities, common medical problems, and more. The easy to understand format and…
Author(s): Jackie Nasso, Lisa Celia

12. 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

13. 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. A Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language and filled with personal examples that connect to the readers’ own experiences. It includes quick fact…
Author(s): Whitworth “MS BSN”, Helen Buell, James Whitworth

14. 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. This book’s detailed descriptions of all seven stages of the disease are both helpful and comforting.With each section divided into three parts―what to expect, what to say, and what to do―this is one of the easiest to use Alzheimers books for caregivers.Alzheimer’s Through the Stages includes:…
Author(s): Moller MSW CAS, Mary

15. 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. This book is filled with carefully-curated, full-color, high-resolution photos that…
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 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
Publisher: Ulysses Press, Year: 26 July 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2393663

ABC of Dementia

Author(s): Bernard Coope;Felicity Richards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2020;2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2574170

Manual of Screeners for Dementia: Pragmatic Test Accuracy Studies

Author(s): A. J. Larner
Publisher: Springer Nature, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2530493

Evidence-informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions: Riding the Waves

Author(s): Linda Garcia (editor), Lynn McCleary RN BScN PhD (editor), Neil Drummond (editor)
Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2532256

Sex in the Brain: How Seizures, Strokes, Dementia, Tumors, and Trauma Can Change Your Sex Life

Author(s): Amee Baird
Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2532991

Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): A Guide to Managing Memory Loss, Effective Brain Training and Reducing the Risk of Dementia

Author(s): Mary Jordan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Year: 2020, Size: 533 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2556006

ABC of dementia

Author(s): Coope, Bernie;Richards, Felicity Ann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2020, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2581810

Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

Author(s): Kathleen Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2583235

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Author(s): Lisa D. Ravdin, Heather L. Katzen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355191

Married to Alzheimer’s: How I Lost My Husband to Dementia

Author(s): Steph Booth
Publisher: Rider, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2381341

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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