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Four Books About Alzheimer's disease You Should Read

Posted on August 08, 2020

Thousands of members of myALZteam connect with one another and read each other's stories to gain perspective and validation about caring for someone who has Alzheimer's. Another way to discover ways to better care for someone with an Alzheimer's diagnosis is through books written by people who have experience with the disease. We compiled a list of top-rated books about Alzheimer's as well as member recommendations below.

1. The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen
This revolutionary medical literature highlights 36 metabolic factors such as micronutrients, hormones, and sleep—that can cause cognitive decline. In turn, Dr. Bredesen discusses how we can prevent, slow, and even reverse dementia and Alzheimer's through various lifestyle changes.

2. Creating Moments of Joy for the Person With Alzheimer's or Dementia by Jolene Brackey
There is no "perfect day" for someone with Alzheimer's. This top-rated lifestyle book argues that Alzheimer's patients and caregivers must shift their mindset into a moment-by-moment search for joy.

3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
A heart-wrenching novel about a 50-year-old Harvard cognitive psychology professor with early-onset Alzheimer's. Her journey teaches us that self-worth is composed of so much more than just memory.

4. Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's by B. Smith, Dan Gasby, Michael Shnayerson, Rudolph E. Tanzi Ph.D.
Celebrity chef and restaurateur B. Smith was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 66. In Before I Forget, her husband shares the details of her life and their everlasting love story.

Check out some book recommendations and favorites from members of myALZteam:

"Just finished reading "In the Lingering Light: Courage and Hope for the Alzheimer's Caregiver" by Cynthia Fantasia. Easy read with a Christian perspective."

"She remains in a great mood and is currently reading one of her many books."

"I have educated myself, and him on everything possible, to be prepared for every phase of Alzheimer's."

What book about caregiving do wish you knew about when someone you care for was first diagnosed? Share in the comments below!

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