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Navigating Family Relationships with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Books focus on family relationships and personal experiences from those afflicted with Alzheimer’s or their family members. Many offer practical advice on how to deal with the many issues involved with providing support and care to loved ones.

In this humane volume, James Dicke II recounts his mother’s life and how Alzheimer’s came between her and her family, her still inseparable husband, her world, and herself.

Collects personal accounts from Alzheimer’s patients and family members on their individual struggles, providing inspiring and uplifting tales of strength, treatment, and compassion.

Author and pastor Mike Glenn shares funny, heartbroken memories, and practical wisdom he learned by caring for his mother with dementia.

‘Dementia in the Family’ provides clinical information in lay terms within a true story of how dementia affects not just the person with the disease, but everyone around them. The author’s gentle humor offers the reader moments of lightness in what could be a very dark read.

Based on the “field notes” she keeps in her journal, Memory’s Last Breath is Saunders’ astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues.

A broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer’s advocate shares her husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, examining this devastating condition and its effects on the people who have it and those who care for them.

The first documentary filmed in an Alzheimer’s unit told from the perspective of an Alzheimer’s patient. In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit. From the moment she wakes up, Lee is on a quest– for reminders of her past, and her identity. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness.

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