Meaningful Connections: Positive Ways To Be Together When A Loved One Has Dementia

By: Nancy L Kriseman

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This book helps family caregivers and other care partners find new ways to engage and have meaningful connections with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Suggestions, ideas, and case examples and presented throughout the book to help caregivers have more positive visits.


By: Donna Newman-Bluestein with Meg H. Chang

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This manual is designed to train people to communicate effectively in ways that truly center on individuals with dementia, especially those who have difficulty speaking or understanding words, such that they feel seen, heard, and valued. The manual provides experiential structures so that care partners aren’t simply told what to do, but can practice and reflect on the concepts of embodied care partnering. The Dance of Interaction prepares carers to respond intuitively to a person’s unspoken needs.

What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer's Disease

By: Dunn Territo and Dana Olivia

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These poignant stories and insightful perspectives from the author serve as a fresh approach in understanding the disease. From understanding the components of the disease, to discovering various ways to communicate, to coping with difficult behavioral expressions; from weaving through all the emotions experienced by the caregiver, to understanding person-centered care, to the importance of social engagement, and much, much more, this book is a vital and very handy resource for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Caregiving with Love and Joy: An Expert's Guide to Providing the Best Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Home Care

By: Patricia A. Boswell, LPN, MBA

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A revolutionary, practical, uplifting guide for the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It offers a singular resource for anyone who is looking to provide or manage outstanding daily care while maintaining—and even enhancing—their own health and mental well-being

The Elderwise Way: A Different Approach to Life with Dementia

By: Sandy Sabersky and Ruth Neuwald Falcon

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The Elderwise Way is an invaluable handbook for family members, caregivers and for professionals. This book offers ways for anyone, whether in personal or professional relationship with someone with memory loss, to open their hearts and minds to new possibilities. It does not minimize the loss and necessary adjustment required by all involved. It does, however, offer concrete examples of how to adapt and enjoy the relationship in its present form. It provides opportunities for growth, for both the person with memory loss and the care partner.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias

By: Amy Newmark

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This version of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” offers 101 inspiring stories by people you can relate to who are also care partnering for loved ones with dementia. Focusing on themes of love, counting your blessings, thinking positively, and overcoming challenges. This book is sure to bring smiles, some tears, and many emotions on every page.

Inside Alzheimer's: How to hear and Honor Connections with a Person who has Dementia

By: Nancy Pearce

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Inside Alzheimer’s tells how dozens of persons with dementia and their sharing of wisdom, humor and life’s teachings led Ms. Pearce to the six basic principles of connection – how one person connects with another: Intend a connection, Free yourself of judgment, Love, Open to receive love, Silence and Thankfulness. Internalizing these principles has empowered hundreds of family, friends, and professionals to create moments of connection with persons, regardless of how advanced the dementia, and to co-create a more supportive community of care.

I Will Never Forget: A Daughter's Story of Her Mother's Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Dementia

By: Elaine C. Pereira

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Author Elaine C. Pereira is an occupational therapist who became a care partner to her mother when she was diagnosed with dementia. She weaves a funny, yet powerful story that includes her mistakes, insights, and successful intervention strategies with her mother to help readers in their own journeys with dementia.

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey

By: Deborah Shouse

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Love in the Land of Dementia offers hope to family members, friends, and care partners of people who are living with memory loss. Strong, fluid organization and tender writing distinguish this purposeful and compelling read, which is filled with practical suggestions, compassionate support, and unexpected insights.

Treasures in the Darkness: Extending the Early Stage of Lewy Body Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's Disease

By: Pat Snyder

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As a caregiver there are things you can do for a person with degenerative cognitive disease to make your daily lives better. There may even be blessings you never thought could happen to you in this journey. This book is about that very thing. There is no other book that addresses the topic of enhancing and extending the early stage of LBD. If you are an early stage caregiver, this story may help you.

A Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

By: Helen Buell Whitworth

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Combining current strategies for managing symptoms and behaviors with personal examples that connect to readers’ own experiences, this is the ideal book for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand the disease and provide support to their loved ones.

Alzheimer's A to Z: A Quick-Reference Guide

By: Jytte Lokvig

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Alzheimer’s A to Z is organized like an encyclopedia, in a convenient alphabetical format that allows you to find the information you need when you need it. Practical entries treat subjects like dressing, transporting, and talking with people with Alzheimer’s.

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, Fifth Edition

By: Jolene Brackey

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The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer’s and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.

Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care

By: Anne Basting, PhD, 2021

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In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder care and uses compelling, touching stories to inspire and guide us all—family, friends, and health professionals—in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia.

Dementia Care Specialist Toolkit for Dementia Care Management

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The Dementia Care Specialist Toolkit for Dementia Care Management has been designed for care managers who have been designated as Dementia Care Specialists (DCS) to work with members who have dementia, and their families. The toolkit aligns with components of the Alzheimer’s Clinical Care Guideline, an evidence-based practice guideline developed for primary care providers.

Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners

By: Dementia Action Collaborative Washington State

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Caring for a person with memory loss or dementia is a journey, one that can last for many years, and is filled with twists and turns. This document provides  a look at the big picture and the road ahead—and offers direction and tips about what to expect, what decisions lie ahead, and what steps to take.

Family Caregiver Guide

By: Caring Kind

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The Family Caregiver Guide (FCG) is based on the curriculum for the 10-hour Family Caregiver Workshop offered at CaringKind.

Finding Joy In Alzheimer’s: New Hope for Caregivers

By: Marie Marley PhD, Daniel C. Potts MD

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Here’s a hope-filled book about Alzheimer’s caregiving. It was written by Marie Marley, PhD – a well-known author on dementia issues – and neurologist Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, both experts on caregiving. With a Foreword by Maria Shriver, this volume will give you hope in the midst of the darkness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Nice To Meet You…Again: Empowering Children to Find Joy and Understanding in Loved Ones With Dementia

By: Suzanne Bottum-Jones

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This unforgettable story takes readers through a range of emotions, from sadness to hope, as Ollie learns how to better understand the effects of dementia experienced by his grandpa and what he can do to help hold on to his relationship and enjoy their time together. This story is a lesson for children and adults to learn to accept a loved one experiencing dementia and to celebrate the joy in the interactions they still experience together.

The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care Paperback

By: Virginia Bell, David Troxel

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For decades the acclaimed Best Friends™ approach has been widely recognized for helping people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s experience meaningful engagement and dignity in all aspects of their lives. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, care partners learn how to apply the core principles of the approach through practical tips and instructive examples of Best Friends in action.

The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home

By: Judy Cornish

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As the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network® (DAWN), Judy Cornish approaches dementia care with clear and empathetic methods that not only improve the lives of the individuals with dementia but also of those caring for them. Based on her findings, Cornish was able to develop methods for caregivers to ease emotional distress, which can quickly and safely resolve behavioral complications.

Understanding and Caring for the Person with Dementia A Practical Guide for Caregivers

By: Piedmont Healthcare

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Understanding and Caring for the Person with Dementia: A Practical Guide for Caregivers is written primarily for family members caring for a loved one. It is also useful for training staff and volunteers who provide care in nursing homes, hospitals, adult day centers, assisted living facilities and private homes.

Understanding the Changing Brain: A Positive Approach to Dementia Care Paperback

By: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Learn why and how the brain changes in dementia care expert Teepa Snow’s newest book, Understanding the Changing Brain. Know why something is happening, so you can reduce uncomfortable situations going forward.