Understanding the dementia experience. Please add your reading suggestions.

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Nothing worse than receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and not being to care for persons living with Alzheimer's whether at home or in a care center.

A quote from: Ethelle Lord, "I found something worse than receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. It is not getting the workforce trained in time to care for persons living with Alzheimer's whether at home or in a care center." Ethelle Lord is President remembering4you.com based in Maine

Harvard Medical School A Guide to Alzheimer's Disease (Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports) Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports John H. Growdon, M.D., Kathleen Cahill Allison, Alex Gonzalez, Scott Leighton

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory...Sep 25, 2012 by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers, Fourth EditionSep 1, 2008 by Jolene Brackey

Still AliceDec 2, 2014 by Lisa Genova



Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Notebook: A Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer's and Relate2009 by National Alzheimer's Association

Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers: A Practical Tips GuideJan 1, 2006 by Frank Broyles

Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please!: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents Apr 2001 by Jacqueline Marcell and Rodman Shankle

"Kisses for Elizabeth" A Common Sense Guide to Alzheimer's Care is written for both family and professional caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. It is a practical resource for anyone experiencing difficulty with significant behavioral issues but is also helpful to caregivers who simply want to provide the best possible care.

There are thousands of books. These are ones I have or will be buying


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Good material Dave. A more lighthearted book is CAN WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by the cartoonist Roz Chast.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by the cartoonist Roz Chast. on your recommendation has been added to the posting: Understanding the dementia experience on the Mainzone Knowledge Network
"Love, Loss and Laughter' by Cathy Greenblat
"Love, Loss and Laughter' by Cathy Greenblat added to suggestion list; "Understanding the dementia experience Dave suggests start with these books" on Mainzone Knowledge Network

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