Here are some additional resources for your library!
Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers Daniel Kuhn, MSW. The third edition of Alzheimer’s Early Stages continues to be a must read for families who are journeying through the early stages of a progressive dementia. Chapters about the diagnostic process, early symptoms, what it feels like for both the person and the family are extremely helpful. In addition to practical strategies and the importance of planning, the book also focuses on self-care for caregivers.
A Dignified Life: The Best Friends(TM) Approach to Alzheimer’s Care: A Guide for Care Partners Virginia Bell & David Troxel. In addition to basic information about dementia, this book describes an approach of care that focuses on being a “best friend” to the person with dementia. Helpful suggestions for communication and challenging moments are also provided.
Living Your Best With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s: An Essential Guide Lisa Snyder. This book offers practical suggestions for how to talk to people about the diagnosis, for daily living and for maintaining emotional and physical health. This is a helpful book for anyone with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Early Alzheimer’s and their families.
Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical tips and soul-saving wisdom for caregivers Paula Spencer Scott. The author includes expert insights on many topics, as well as chapters on everyday problems, personality, memory and behavior changes. She also provides suggestions for caregiver self-care.
The Alzheimer’s Action Plan: What You Need to Know–and What You Can Do–about Memory Problems, from Prevention to Early Intervention and Care P. Murali Doraiswamy & Lisa Gwyther. The authors answer many of the questions that they have been asked in their long and distinguished careers, starting with “What would you do if she were your mother?” Practical information on getting a diagnosis, treatment, and living with dementia are offered simply yet thoroughly.