Cognitive Disorders Book Resources
Overall Informational Guides
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide 3rd Edition by Marc E. Agr. (2014). A bit more on the medical/technical side but not too technical. For those interested in more medically based information,
The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and Caregivers by Anne M. Lipton and Cindy D. Marshall, (2013). A practical guide to understanding dementia.
Perspectives from People with Dementia
Alzheimer's from the Inside Out by Richard Taylor (2006) - Written by a psychologist who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 58.
Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's by Diana McGowin (1994) - Written by a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease who tracks her decline in a journal format.
My Journey Into Alzheimer's Disease by Robert Davis (1989) - Written by a minister diagnosed with Alzheimer's, this book explores the disease from a religious perspective.
Speaking Our Minds: Personal Reflections from Individuals with Alzheimer's by Lisa Snyder (2000) - A collection of narratives based on interviews and conversations with people who have Alzheimer's disease.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2008). A fictional account of someone diagnosed with dementia that became a popular film.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias by Amy Newmark (2014). Offers 101 encouraging and inspiring stories and is a good source of support and encouragement for caregivers.
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste (2004) - Offers a practical approach to enhancing the well-being of both individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life (4th Edition) by Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH (2006) - Considered one of the best and most comprehensive books for family members caring for a relative with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's by Michael Castleman, Matthew Naythons, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson (2000) - Uses case studies to explain how Alzheimer's disease affects thinking and behavior, and how different strategies can help caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer's cope with the disease.