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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
by Joanne Koenig Coste
Houghton Mifflin; ISBN: 0618221255

"A true Godsend to anyone caring for those afflicted with dementia." -- Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, author of DECODING DARKNESS

Alzheimer's: Hard Questions
by James Lindemann Nelson, Hilde Lindemann Nelson
Main Street Books; ISBN: 0385485344

While practical suggestions for caring for Alzheimer's patients make up the bulk of this book, ideas for communication techniques, daily routines, and legal and financial matters are also covered.

Alzheimer's Activities That Stimulate the Mind
by Emilia Bazan-Salazar
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071447318

Based on its author's four-year study and 15 years of experience in Alzheimer's and dementia-related care.

A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care, A Guide for Family Caregivers
by Virginia Bell, David Troxel
HCI; ISBN: 075730060X

A Dignified Life helps combat the burnout and frustration that often accompany the task of caring for an Alzheimer's patient.

The Caregiver: A Life With Alzheimer's
by Aaron Alterra
Steerforth Press; ISBN: 1586420070, Reprint edition (September 30, 2000)

Alterra (a pseudonym) is a novelist whose fiction-writing skills make this book on a difficult subject readable and effective. He and his wife, Stella, were in their mid-eighties when the book was written. At that time, she had noticeably had Alzheimer's for five years. In describing their lives, he is intimate but never maudlin. Other companions of Alzheimer's patients will recognize many of the events, feelings, and problems he depicts.

Forgetting Whose We Are: Alzheimer's Disease and the Love of God
by David Keck
Paperback: 255 pages
Abingdon Press; ISBN: 0687020883

Designed primarily for academic audiences, this book offers a Christian understanding of and a response to the difficult theological, pastoral, and spiritual problems raised by Alzheimer's disease. The text examines the problems of Alzheimer's disease from the perspectives of the theologian, the patient, and the caregiver.

36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life.
by Nancy L. MacE, Peter V. Rabins, Paul R. McHugh
Paperback - 352 pages 3 Ed edition (April 1999)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801861497

Updated with the newest information on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, thisbestselling book has remained the "bible" for families who are giving care to afflicted loved ones.

Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook
by Howard Gruetzner
Paperback - 308 pages Rev & Updtd edition (August 1, 1992)
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471568848

Gruetzner's acclaimed book for families, friends, and health-care professionals caring for Alzheimer's patients now incorporates the latest developments in the disease and explores new treatment and care options. Updated and revised throughout, the book takes a sensitive, in-depth look at the everyday realities of caring for and coping with patients at every stage of the disease. 8 line illustrations.

Alzheimer's: The Answers You Need
by Helen D. Davies, Michael P. Jensen
Paperback - 140 pages (January 1998)
Elder Books; ISBN: 0943873460

Written for people who have Alzheimer's Disease, this book helps patients make adjustments and overcome frustrations, while never denying the problems. Using a question and answer format, the information is delivered in a clea, useful style.

Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Families
by Lenore S. Powell, Katie Courtice (Contributor)
Paperback - 362 pages Revised edition (January 1993)
Perseus Pr; ISBN: 0201632012

To care for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease is emotionally and physically draining. This highly-praised book, which grew from a therapist's work with caregivers, explains how caregivers can better communicate with patients and care for their own health. Includes up-to-date advice on nursing homes, health plans, and patient-choice laws.

Alzheimer's Disease: Activity-Focused Care
by Carly, R. Hellen
Paperback - 464 pages 2nd edition (June 1998)
Butterworth-Heinemann Medical; ISBN: 0750699086

This excellent manual provides practical and innovative strategies, interventions and guidelines for professional or family caregivers. It is a wholistic approach promoting the remaining cognitive, physical and spiritual abilities, modifying taks to facilitate success.

The Alzheimer's Sourcebook for Caregivers: A Practical Guide for Getting Through the Day
by Frena Gray-Davidson, Frena Gray Davidson
Paperback Updated edition (October 1996)
Also available as Hardcover
Lowell House; ISBN: 1565654838

A truly comprehensive guide for caregivers, this book deals with the issue of caring for people with Alzheimer's from practical, emotional and spiritual perspectives. It will teach you how to be a healthy caregiver and companion. It provides factual information about the disease and its symptoms, along with practical advice on how to cope with daily struggles. The book includes chapters on family dynamics and how to care for yourself, as well as a listing of support resources.

Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps in Caring and Treatment
by Daniel Kuhn, David A. Bennett
Paperback - 284 pages (September 1999)
Hunter House; ISBN: 0897932625

The first part of this important book offers a comparison of the normal aging pattern of the brain and what happens with Alzheimer's. It explains the difficulties of diagnosis, risk factors for developing the disease, treatments, and guidelines for prevention. The second part is devoted to practical ways that families can help the patient. The last part offers advice about self-care for family members and helpers.

Waiting for the Morning: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease
by Brenda Parris Sibley
Paperback - 212 pages (July 2001)
Writers Club Press; ISBN: 059518782X

Evoking both tears and laughter, all of the emotions of Alzheimer's care giving are expressed in this chronicle, through moving poetry, journal entries, and photos from family albums through the years.

The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's-Proofing Your Home (Revised Edition)
by Mark L. Warner
Mass Market Paperback - 368 pages Rev&Updtd edition (June 2000)
Purdue Univ Pr; ISBN: 1557532028

Loving care at home is the most desirable situation for many Alzheimer's sufferers and their families, but it is difficult to realize. Warner's thoughtful book aims to help by showing how to make a home more navigable, comfortable, and just plain livable for the Alzheimer's patient. Nicely presented.

Show Me the Way to Go Home
by Larry Rose
Paperback - 140 pages (October 1995)
Elder Books; ISBN: 0943873088

This remarkable work shows the disease's effects not only on its victim but on those who encounter him--from devoted cafecronies to a supposed friend who cheats Rose out of a large sum of money. This is an inspiring account of a man of acceptance, wisdom, and faith who is fighting the good fight with the hallmark grace and humor of the truly brave.

The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic
by David Shenk
Hardcover - 292 pages 1 Ed edition (September 4, 2001)
Doubleday; ISBN: 0385498373

With grace and precision, Shenk (Data Smog), a journalist and occasional NPR commentator, presents a lyric biography of Alzheimer's, "a condition specific to humans and as old as humanity."

The Long Road Called Goodbye:
Tracing the Course of Alzheimer's

by Charlotte A. Akin
Paperback - 340 pages (November 2000)
Creighton Univ Pr; ISBN: 1881871347

Part clinical case study, part family journal, The Long Road Called Goodbye is a powerful and moving account of one family's thirteen-year struggle with Alzheimer's. This engaging informative book is a closly documented clinical study that reads like a novel, filled with all the fellings, crises, and conflicts experienced by patient and family.

Rethinking Alzheimer's Care
by Sam Fazio, Dorothy Semen, Jane Stansell, Dorothy Seman
Paperback - 174 pages 1st edition (January 15, 1999)
Health Professions Pr; ISBN: 1878812629

Rethinking Alzheimer's Care encourages a complete reframing of the Alzheimer's experience. With a thoughtful exploration of how to find opportunities in the disease, instead of despair, the authors, all experts in the Alzheimer's field, inspire care providers to look beyond loss and decline to discover new contexts for growth and development.

Alzheimer's - Finding the Words:
A Communication Guide for Those Who Care

by Harriet Hodgson, Harriet Hodgon
Paperback (May 1995)
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471346578

A communication guide for those who care for people with Alzheimer's. It provides sensitive and practical advice regarding how to detect Alzheimer's, how to cope with the personality changes and deteriorating communication skills that are symptoms of this disease, and how to care for yourself through this difficult process.

Courage to Care: A Caregiver's Guide Through Each Stage of Alzheimer's
by Joanne Parrent, Joanne Parrent
Alpha; 1st edition; ISBN: 0028642023

Courage to Care helps ease the burden of those who have accepted this labor of love by providing them with knowledge and coping strategies to make it through each stage of this progressive and complicated disease.

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