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I want to know if there is something I can read to learn of this disease & steps involved. My mom 91 has some cognitive memory loss. Otherwise mentally seems very well. I just wonder what to expect. She is in skilled nursing long term only because she broke her ankle a year ago & can't walk.

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Thoughtful Dementia Care: Understanding The Demential Experience by Jennifer Ghent-Fuller. Was just fantastic.
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These 2 books were recommended here by other posters. I've read one, am listening to the second. Both are really good, and I recommend reading/listening to both. They have a lot of good reviews on Amazon.

1. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
This book helps you make sense and make peace with how you want the end of your life to be.


2. The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
This book explains the brain's plasticity and tells of extraordinary cases how people regained their lost functions due to Parkinsons, blind, stroke, missing part of the brain, etc. It also contains some practical exercises that one can use. For example, i am doing eye exercise to help improve my vision.


This third book I found while browsing Amazon and it also has a lot of good review. I intend to read/listen to it too.

3. The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Thanks for posting this very good question. We can share and recommend books that can be helpful to each other on our difficult journey.
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I'm told the 36 Hour Day is also a great book.
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Thank you all appreciate the help gives me a place to start. It's better to try & understand some stuff early & what possible to expect. This forum has been wonderful. I've learned a lot. Thank you to everyone.
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I do too. Those were two people that I could think of who most likely knew the name of the person. Everyone who comes to this forum has something to contribute to the posts. This is a wonderful place to gather information. :)
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No thanks necessary Dee, I too try to follow GardenArtist and BarbBrooklyn suggestions ( among others of course)
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That's the person!! I couldn't think of her name. Thanks.
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If you have you tube access there are a number of wonderful videos by Teepa Snow . Lots of helpful info without some of those overwhelming statistics.

Blessings ..
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I did a search of AgingCare.com website and here is an article that came up:
https://www.agingcare.com/articles/communicating-with-dementia-patients-150914.htm
Things People With Dementia Say: Common Phrases and How to Reply By Anne-Marie Botek
"Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia can be exceedingly difficult."

Paula Spencer Scott is the author of Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers and much of the Alzheimer's and caregiving content on Caring

Here are some books mentioned by other people:
The book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande addresses the importance of quality of life and well as safety and simply keeping alive, for elders. He doesn't address directly how to apply his ideas to persons with dementia, but I think you would find reading it will help your understanding of Grandma's "stubbornness."

Loving Hard to Love Parents by a psychologist Paul Chafetz. On Amazon.

Pauline Boss' book, "Loving Someone Who Has Dementia," to be very insightful about the caregiving experience.

There is a woman who has done a series of YouTube videos about dementia, but I's having a "caregiver's dementia" moment :) and I can't think of her name. Hey, GardenArtist or BarbBrooklyn, what is that woman's name?

I am sure other people have some more books suggestions.
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'The 36-Hour Day' is often recommended, but unless you are very detail oriented, it's overwhelming. Otherwise, I like 'Alzheimer's; A Caregivers Guide and Sourcebook.'
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