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Caregiver Guides & Inspirations

A cover of a book called Forget Me Not by Debra Kostiw which has a brain that is half blue flowers which appear to be flying away.

Forget Me Not: The #1 Alzheimer's and Dementia Guide

Drawing from the latest developments and approaches in Alzheimer's and dementia care, Forget Me Not has all the answers. No matter what challenges you are facing, this book provides the reader with clear and concise strategies needed to care for those with neurodegeneration.
Each chapter offers specific examples and exercises to master the skills necessary to create a calmer, happier, and healthier environment for those with cognitive decline and their caregivers.

A cover of a book called Learning to Speak Alzheimer's by Joanne Koenig Coste which has a picture of a couple holding hands over looking the ocean.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach to Everyone Dealing with the Disease

Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia.

A cover of a book called Mother Lode by Gretchen Staebler which has a blue hue and a bag of produce.

Mother Lode: Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver

At the age of sixty, Gretchen Staebler promises to spend one year in her childhood home caring for her stubbornly independent ninety-six-year-old mother—sort of a middle-aged gap year. Then her mother will move to assisted living and she will return to her own independent life. It doesn’t go as planned.

Rather than a retrospective, this mother-daughter story unfolds in real time with gripping honesty, bringing the reader along with the narrator through the struggle, doubts, and complexities of caregiving and daughterhood—and the beacons of light.

A cover of a book called The 36-hour day by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins which has a yellow fading circle and a blue fading color.

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, this book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available.

A cover of a book called When Your Aging Parent Needs Help by Leslie Kernisan and Paula Spencer with turqoise hues and checkmarks.

When Your Aging Parent Needs Help: A Geriatrician's Step-by-Step Guide to Memory Loss, Resistance, Safety Worries, and More 

It’s scary and stressful when it happens…. noticing changes in your parent and becoming increasingly worried about their health and safety. Maybe it’s Mom leaving the stove on or Dad getting lost on his way home. Or perhaps there have been falls or emergency room visits. Whatever it is, you know something’s wrong. You wonder about a diagnosis. And you want your aging parent to accept help, or perhaps move.

In this practical, step-by-step guide, geriatrician Leslie Kernisan, MD, walks you through what to do and what to say in order to offer respectful assistance and intervention to a declining elderly parent.

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