If you are looking for some great reading material for Alzheimer’s help, here is a list of recommended books written specifically for caregivers and those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
1.The ABCs of Caregiving; Words to Inspire You-written by Nanette J. Davis, Ph.D.-This book is a short read, one that gives lots of encouragement and inspiration to caregivers. You will want to keep this collection of inspirational messages by your bedside to refer to over and over. This book makes a great gift for the caregiver in your family. Davis interviews over 60 different caregivers who offer their personal stories, wisdom and inspiration to others who have taken on the challenge of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and other debilitating diseases.
Caregiving as a Spiritual Challenge-Davis draws from her own experience as a caregiver to provide inspiration and empowerment to caregivers. The book offers 2 different sections, one with inspirational words for caregivers as well as an affirmation and meditation to uplift and inspire caregivers. Davis explains in the book that caregiving is a “spiritual challenge” that provides caregivers an opportunity for personal growth and healing. This is the perfect book for those who aspire to turn life’s challenges into spiritual gifts-CLICK HERE to purchase the book.
2.Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion-written by Amy Newmark-this book is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association. It is a compilation of short inspiring stories by those who have been touched by a close friend or family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It contains 101 encouraging and inspiring stories to be offered as a source of support and encouragement throughout the entire journey of caregiving-CLICK HERE to purchase the book.
3.Alzheimer’s Treatment/Alzheimer’s Prevention and The Alzheimer’s Diet-written by Harvard trained neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson- Dr. Isaacson answers the most common patient & caregiver questions on the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, and shares his cutting edge approach in the fight against AD available by CLICKING HERE.
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