Books

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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia by Pauline Boss, Ph.D.

Dr Boss' research is on ambiguous loss and her advice is life changing.

Dementia with Dignity

This book provides the "how to" of providing person-centered care at home.

The Dementia Handbook by Judy Cornish

Judy tells us how we can recognize and support the skills & functions our loved ones remain even as dementia advances.

Take Back your Life by Loren Gelberg-Goff

The definitive guide to simple but radical caregiver self-care.

Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for Someone with Memory Lo

This informative and inspiring guide explores how to take care of yourself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another.

The Problem of Alzheimer's by Jason Karlawish, MD

Fantastic book! Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, The Problem of Alzheimer's traces Alzheimer’s from its beginnings to its recognition as a crisis.

A Heart Full of GEMS (someone my child loves has dementia) by Rev. Lynn Possell and Teepa Snow

A story that teaches children to pay attention to, and share the human connection that can be maintained when a loved one is living with Alzheimer's.

Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures charts Dr. Zitter’s journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient’s values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life conveyor belt. In her work Dr. Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly.