One way for caregivers to grow in their profession is to become more knowledgeable. It is likely that if someone in your family, or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with dementia, you have many questions. A lot of reading material exists that can guide you and help you with a variety of topics. The following list is a great place to start.
5 Books Recommendations For Dementia Caregivers
- The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss, 6th Edition
This is one of the best selling books on the market for families that care for a loved one with dementia. The book covers a variety of topics
that can help anyone become a better caregiver.
In this book, Jean Carper explores that many steps you can take to prevent or slow the development of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer’s Dementia provides a selection of user-friendly activities that will help maintain your parent’s self-care skills, mobility, and socialization. These tasks encourage success and feelings of self worth, and offer imaginative ways to interact with your parent.
This book brings a comprehensive overview of what family caregivers need to know to identify and manage dementia symptoms, make wise plans for future care, and avoid costly mistakes as dementia progresses. Pragmatic, concise, and straight to the point, yet with poignant anecdotes and compassionate wisdom.
- The Alzheimer’s Action Plan: What You Need to Know – and What You Can Do – About Memory Problems, from Prevention to Early Intervention and Care
This ground-breaking book tells you everything you need to know, including: The best tests to determine if this is―or is not―Alzheimer’s disease, The most (and least) effective medical treatments, Coping with the effects, Gaining access to the latest clinical trials, Understanding the future of Alzheimer’s, Clear, compassionate, and empowering.
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