Here are some great books to help you along your journey in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias!
Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Bradley
This is a great pocket book full of insights on how to create moments of joy in your loved one’s life…and thereby create moments of joy in yours also. Helpful tips on how to handle various situations that occur in daily life.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Written in simple layman’s terms this physician describes his journey with his father and his patients as he confronts the realities of aging and dying, as well as the limits of what he can do. He emerges with a story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound.
Contented Dementia by Oliver James. “a revolutionary new way of treating dementia…brings amazing benefits for patients and carers alike” Guardian Great ideas on how to converse and care for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Finding common safe themes and answers to repetitive questions and avoiding things in the “red” zone.
A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias- Practical Tools with Spiritual Insights by Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT. Megan is an Alzheimer’s/Dementia expert with over 25 years of experience in designing, managing and consulting in the Memory Care field. Her company “Memory Care Consulting” has provided insight for Landmark Memory Care as we prepared to open.
Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s by Joanne Koenig Coste. This book uses a groundbreaking approach for everyone dealing with the disease. “A roadmap for the journey through Alzheimer’s” – The Orange County Register
The 36 Hour Day by Nancy Mase. A manual to help people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and related diseases involving mental problems in the elderly.