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   Caring for someone with dementia
is challenging in many ways. Much of mastering care comes from trial and er- ror and paying attention to cues that your loved one is sending in your direction. The Brief Guide to Understanding De- mentia published by Miles for Memories is a great starting point. The following books may also be helpful to you to as you continue learning throughout your caregiver journey. There are many others as well; it just depends on where you are in the learning and caregiving journey.
Dealing with the Disease, by Joanne Koenig Coste
of the world around them.
6) Activities to do with Your Parent
1) The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzhei- mer’s Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss, 7th edition, by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
Focus: Creating moments of joy that put a smile on their face or a twinkle in their eyes. Even if they won’t remember what we said or did, the positive feelings will stay with them.
7) The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, by Judy Cornish
Focus: The 36-Hour Day is often referred to as the “gold standard” book for families who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia and has recently been updated.
Focus: How to help someone with dementia without sacrificing yourself. 5) Thoughtful Dementia Care: Un-
8) When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care, by Angel Smits
2) Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone
Focus: Loss of different types of memory and other thinking processes and the affect on daily life and understanding
9) Understanding the Changing Brain: A Positive Approach to Dementia Care, by Teepa Snow
Resources for Caring
Focus: Emotional well-being of both the person with dementia and their caregiver.
who has Alzheimer’s Dementia, by Judith A. Levy EdM OTR
3) Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, 5th edition, by Jolene Brackey
Focus: Activities to help maintain your older adult’s self-care skills, mobil- ity, and socialization. The tasks encour- age success, boost self-esteem, and give you different opportunities to interact with your older adult.
4) Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical tips and soul-saving wisdom for caregiv- ers, by Paula Spencer Scott
Focus: Dementia care with clear and empathetic methods that improve the lives of the person with dementia and those caring for them.
derstanding the Dementia Experience, by Jennifer Ghent-Fuller
Focus: Training manual for family caregivers caring for someone with dementia.
Focus: Understand why changes are happening in the brain, and how our response to those changes can create distress or lead to more successful inter- actions.
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10) The Caregiver’s Guide to De- mentia: Practical Advice for Caring for Yourself and Your Loved One, by Gail Weatherill
Focus: Understanding common behavioral and mood changes to making financial decisions.
11) Loving Someone Who Has De- mentia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief, by Pauline Boss
Focus: Caregivers find hope in “am- biguous loss” – having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. She explains how to manage the on-going stress and grief.
   12) Chicken Soup for the Soul: Navigating Eldercare & Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers, by Amy Newmark
     Focus: Revealing stories from family caregivers – spouses, grown children and grand children – share the emotional support and practical tips that you need as you navigate eldercare with Alzhei- mer’s or other dementias.
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