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Best Books for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregivers

This selection of books is handpicked by the Boca Raton dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance and are recommended for people who are searching for ways to manage life as a caregiver for a senior with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Action Plan: The Experts’ Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory Problems

by P. Murali Doraiswamy; Lisa Gwyther

This is a great resource for caregivers and those seeking to understand Alzheimer’s disease. The book explains how to diagnose and treat the disease and offers strategies for coping with the different stages of Alzheimer’s.

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

by Amy Newmark

Written especially for caregivers to encourage them on their journey, this book shares the laughter, crying, struggles and triumphs of over 100 Alzheimer’s caregivers and their clients.

Care That Works: A Relationship Approach to Persons with Dementia

by Jitka M. Zgola

In this book, Zgola stresses the importance of treating seniors with dementia with compassion and respect. To do this, the author recommends building good relationships, providing a safe and nurturing environment, and offering meaningful activities. The book also gives special attention to dealing with language deficits and coping with behavioral problems.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease: The Essential Resource for Treatment, Coping and Caregiving

by Ronald Petersen, ed.

In addition to the easy-to-follow information about how Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect the brain, this book provides resources to help caregivers with medication administration, behavior management, and safety plans.

If you could use help meeting the care needs of your senior loved one, turn Home Care Assistance of Boca Raton. Our caregivers are expertly trained to manage the complex symptoms that accompany memory impairment, provide 24/7 safety monitoring, and offer stability, companionship, and emotional support. For more information, please call us at (561) 826.9282 and speak with a dedicated Care Manager today.