Are you looking for recommendations for books about Alzheimer's, dementia or dementia caregiving? Karen D. Austin of the popular blog "The Generation Above Me" has posted a list of her favorite dementia-related books, with links to her longer reviews of those books. I'm honored to have "Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir" included. Thank you, Karen. What a lovely surprise this evening!
"Even though my approach to aging is pretty broad, I have a persistent interest in cognition. Not only do I read about healthy, normal, age-related changes to the brain, I also read about change caused by disease.
"I am particularly interested in how dementia changes a person's cognition and how caregivers respond.
"I have read more than a dozen books (novels, reference books, memoirs, etc.), and I hope to read many more.
"Here are some quick reviews of some of these books with links to longer reviews. I plan on updating this page as I read more.
"1. Dosa, David (2010). Making the Rounds with Oscar. The author describes residents of a skilled nursing center who are moving into late-stage dementia and how their loved ones are responding to the challenges."
Read the rest of Karen's recommendations here.