Top Alzheimer’s and Dementia books for Caregivers

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Although a cure has not yet been found for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the exponential increase of technology has helped researcher’s find ways to slow the onset of memory loss. We have complied a list of top Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiver books to help guide you through the process of caring for a loved one with the disease, be it in the home or if you are a caregiver working in a specialized facility. These books are invaluable resources that look at treatment through diet, exercise and various other caring techniques.

 

Eating healthy

The Alzheimer’s diet: a step-by-step nutritional approach for memory loss prevention and treatment (volume 1)  

Dr. Richard Isaacson, a Harvard trained neurologist and nutritional expert Dr. Christopher Ochner created a nutritional guide to help individuals concerned with memory loss. Based on observed evidence; the book outlines what to eat, what not to eat, and highlights a step-by-step approach (which is easy for caregivers to follow) for improving memory and protecting brain cells through a healthy diet.

 

Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to boost Brain Health. 

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, a geriatric Neurologist and dementia specialist, and celebrity chef Beau MacMillan collaborate to take an in-depth look at the foods that can help boost cognition. This book features 100 recipes created to reduce and delay the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss for those who have a genetic history or are already in the early stages, and their caregivers.

 

Exercise

Alzheimer’s Activities that Stimulate the Mind.

This author uses a study and 15 years’ experience in dementia and Alzheimer’s related care and offers exercises to keep the mind stimulated in all four stages of the disease. The book offers hundreds of exercises covering more than physical activity and crafts.

 

Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness.

A regimen of mental cross training and simple exercises that stimulate neurotrophins in brain cells by breaking routine. The book also helps keep memory stronger by using the 5 senses in new ways.

 

General

Alzheimer’s prevention program: Keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life. This book acts as a guide for preventing memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia and for those in the beginning stages of the disease. The book discusses new techniques such as cross-training the brain.

 

The 36-Hour Day (5th edition): A Family Guide to Caring For People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory loss. 

An updated version of the original published in 1981, remains the definitive guidebook for those caring for loved ones suffering with dementia. The book discusses causes, managing early stages, prevention, and finding long term arrangements.

 

Caring for a loved one is not a task to take lightly, especially if it includes memory care. These books are helpful in gaining an understanding of the disease, and learning how to organize a prevention plan. With the ability to prevent early onset, it’s important to know where to find support. We understand the depth of caring for a loved one, because we specialize in individualized care, particularly for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Finding a support group is also a great comfort and resource for caregivers. This gives the caregiver an opportunity to talk with peers and discuss the best care techniques and approaches for their loved one. Learn more about Paradise Living Centers care programs here.  .