Suggested Books for Dementia Care
Books for Care Providers, Family, Libraries, and More
The number of good books that have been written about dementia in general and Alzheimer’s disease in general, has exploded in just the last few years. When we started our research in 2006 there were a few, but we relied mostly on clinical research papers reports on which to base our articles and posts.
In fact, when we started our store, we could only find 10 or fifteen titles that we wanted to sell, not including activity books. But we know books provide an important service, especially to those who are new to this caring thing, as I know many of you are. Though we no longer sell books, except activity books (the competition has just gotten to be too much) you can find these titles at reputable book sellers, like Barnes and Noble. We often see
used pre-owned copies on Ebay. Many libraries are becoming more and more dementia friendly. If yours is many of these books are probably available there. If not, give your head librarian this list. Or send them to this article about dementia friendly libraries.
We do still sell a good variety of activity books, coloring books, etc. The list items for books we do sell are linked to the product in our store; click on the title.
Now there are so many we decided to categorize them to keep list length shorter and to make it easier to find the book you need now. Do that by selecting from the category buttons above.
Some books belong to more than one category. For example, Norman Rockwell Classics from The Saturday Evening Post contains pictures that will be nostalgic to anyone familiar with that artist. On the other hand, it is a coloring book so you will find it in the Activity Books list as well.
Many of the books in these lists were suggested by our readers. If you have a favorite, one that has helped you become a better care partner, please let us know; we will work it into a list. You can use the Comment section below, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. The more information you can give us the better; we especially like your personal comments and observations. On the other hand, if you only have a title that’s good too; we can do the rest.