Sunday, January 24, 2016

Understanding the dementia experience DaveM suggests start with these books

Nothing worse than receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and not being prepared to care for persons living with Alzheimer's.

A quote from: Ethelle Lord,   "I found something worse than receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. It is not getting the workforce trained in time to care for persons living with Alzheimer's whether at home or in a care center." Ethelle Lord is President based in Maine

Harvard Medical School A Guide to Alzheimer's Disease (Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports) Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports  John H. Growdon, M.D., Kathleen Cahill Allison, Alex Gonzalez, Scott Leighton

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory...Sep 25, 2012  by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers, Fourth EditionSep 1, 2008  by Jolene Brackey

Still AliceDec 2, 2014  by Lisa Genova

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Notebook: A Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer's and Relate2009  by National Alzheimer's Association

Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers: A Practical Tips GuideJan 1, 2006  by Frank Broyles

Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please!: How to Survive Caring for Aging ParentsApr 2001  by Jacqueline Marcell and Rodman Shankle

"Kisses for Elizabeth" A  Common Sense Guide to Alzheimer's Care  is written for both family and professional caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. It is a practical resource for anyone experiencing difficulty with significant behavioral issues but is  also helpful to caregivers who simply want to provide the best possible  care.

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A MemoirMay 6, 2014 by Roz Chast

Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer's Differently Hardcover – March 6, 2012 by Cathy Greenblat