Dementia Care Guides
These are my favorite guides for caregivers (or "care partners") about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia, by Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills (2014). Read my review here.
Dementia, Friendship and Flourishing Communities, by Susan H. and John T. McFadden (paperback 2014). Targeted to friends. How do you continue a friendship when your friend no longer remembers your shared history or your name? Read my review here.
Sexuality and Dementia: Compassionate and Practical Strategies for Dealing with Unexpected or Inappropriate Behaviors, by Dr. Douglas Wornell (2013). Read my review here.
How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia, by Sandra F. Simmons, Ph.D., John F. Schnelle, Ph.D., and Anna N. Rahman, Ph.D. (a free 60-page ebook funded by the Pat Summit Foundation), 2013.
Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Guide to Understanding, Treating, Coping and Caregiving, by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2013.
Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness: Commonsense Caregiving, by Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Expanded Edition 2011.
The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia, by Joyce Simard, 2007.
Caregiver Notebook, by the Alzheimer's Association, 2012.
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach For Everyone Dealing with the Disease, by Joanne Koenig Coste, 2003.
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver's Complete Survival Guide, by Nataly Rubinstein, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM, 2011.
Alzheimer's A to Z: A Quick-Reference Guide, by Jytte Lokvig, Ph.D., and John Becker, M.D., 2004.
Alzheimer's A to Z: Secrets to Successful Caregiving, by Jytte Lokvig, Ph.D., 2003.
The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care, by Virginia Bell and David Troxel, 2003.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, by Nancy L. Mace, M.A., and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., 2006
I'm Still Here: A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer's, by John Zeisel, Ph.D., 2009.
What If It's Not Alzheimer's? A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia, by Lisa Radin and Gary Radin, 2008.
Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia, by Anne Davis Basting, 2009.
Love, Laughter and Mayhem: Caregiver Survival Manual for Living with a Person with Dementia, by Cindy Keith, RN, BS, 2010.
The Art of Dementia Care, by Daniel Kuhn and Jane Verity, 2007.