As we get older, someone we may know may have dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease become a part of their lives.  These are some of our best reads and we ask that you take a look at the information. The list below provides some selected readings that have useful information, helpful tools, and practical strategies for the dementia caregiver.

Useful Resources

Alzheimer’s Association
564 S. Main St
Ann Arbor, Mi 48104
p: 800-242-3900

National Center for Assisted Living
1201 L Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
p: 202-842-4444


  • A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care, A Guide for Family Caregivers

    Virginia Bell and David Troxel Health Communications, Inc. 2002
  • The Art of Dementia Care

    Daniel Kuhn and Jane Vertly New York: Thompson Delmar Learning 2008
  • Leeza Gibbons, James Huysman, and Rosemary Deangelis Laird Trade Paper 2009

    Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss
  • The 36 Hour Day, 5th Edition: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementia Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life

    Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins Baltimore, Maryland: The John Hopkins Press Oct. 2011
  • Understanding Difficult Behaviors: Some Practical Suggestions for Coping with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Illnesses

    Anne Robinson, Beth Spencer, and Laurie White Eastern Michigan University, 1989 Contact 737-487-2335 for the latest edition.
  • Talking to Alzheimer's: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member or Friend

    Claudia J. Strauss New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2001 (Oakland, CA)