I’m Often Asked What Alzheimer’s Books Do You Recommend?

Alzheimer's disease: Ten Simple Solutions for Caregivers

 by Jo Huey

Ten chapters, each devoted to one of Jo Huey’s well-known Ten Communication Absolutes.  Easy practical suggestions for improving communication,  preventing behaviors due to frustration or fear and fostering a hopeful attitude.

 

Talking with Your Doctor from National Institute on Aging

This 44-page booklet  is full of ideas and tips for good communication with your doctor. The illustrations and conversational tone help to explain how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from family and friends.

 

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care

 by Virginia Bell & David Troxel

Presentation of a model of care for Alzheimer's patients stressing empathy and friendship, for nurses, adult day center staff, and families of patients. Emphasizes the positive aspects of situations involving Alzheimer's care rather than patients' victimization. Softcover.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease by the National Institute on Aging

 

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer's

by John Medina

Medina spends quite a bit of time explaining the "biology of Alzheimer's Disease" which can get quite technical. But, if you are interested in how the brain and nerve cells are affected, as well as other physical aspects of the disease, you will love these sections. His graphics are superb. My other favorite chapters deal with understanding difficult behavior, suggesting helpful, personal interventions, and offering practical advice for helping with the activities of daily living for a person with Alzheimer's Disease.

 

Memory Loss & Dementia

by American College of Physicians

Home Medical Guides provide concise information on a wide range of health and medical topics. Fully vetted by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM), each book covers a single topic or disease, providing clear and concise information in a highly accessible format. All are completely up-to-date, with the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment, self-help, and preventative measures, and are illustrated throughout with over 75 photographs, diagrams, and charts.

 Alzheimer's Disease Unraveling the Mystery

from National Institute on Aging

An essential primer on Alzheimer’s disease, this 80-page publication describes how the brain works and how it changes with age in healthy people and people with Alzheimer’s. Research on causes, diagnosis, prevention, potential treatments, and caregiver support is summarized. Look for full-color illustrations, a glossary, and a list of resources.

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