Recommended Reading for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Nobody understands what it’s like to care for a loved one with dementia like someone who’s been there. What works for one patient won’t necessarily work for another, but through trial and error, from first-hand experience, many caregivers and medical professionals have come up with tips and suggestions to help other caregivers. Here is some suggested reading from others who have walked a mile in your shoes.

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease,

Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone

Dealing with the Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste

A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier

by Patricia R. Callone MA MRE

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family

While Helping an Aging Parent by Barry J. Jacobs

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers:

101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding by Joan Lunden

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia:

A Journal for Caregivers, Fourth Edition by Jolene Brackey