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Giving care

We must remember that this disease affects not only the person with dementia, but everyone around that person. Caregivers, family members and friends can all be deeply upset by the progression of dementia in someone they care about.

As a caregiver you will see the disease progress and become more a part of your life. You will want answers to many questions associated with dementia. This site tries to provide those answers and offers advice for caregivers looking after someone with dementia.

Recommended reading:


  • Some of these books can be ordered from Titles include The 36-Hour Day, and Something on My Mind, the latter of which is local.


Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia: A Practical Guide, by John Killick and Claire Craig
The Long Hello ~The Other Side of Alzheimer's (paperback, ebook, audio book), by Cathie Borrie
The Alzheimer's Project: Momentum in Science, by John Hoffman. Companion book to the HBO Documentary Films series.
Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures, edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay.
The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring, by Hugh Marriott
Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia: Making Sense of Self, by Danuta Lipinska
Elder Rage, by Jacqueline Marcell
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons wtih Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, by Nancy L Mace and Peter V Rabins
Music Therapy in Dementia Care, by David Aldridge
What if it's not Alzheimer's: a caregiver's guide to dementia, by Lisa Radin
The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care, by Virginia Bell and David Troxel
Talking to Alzheimer's: simple ways to connect when you visit a family member or friend, by Claudia J Strauss
Creating moments of joy – for the person with Alzheimer’s or dementia – a journal for caregivers, by Jolene Brackey
The Art of Dementia Care, by Daniel Kuhn
Dementia diary: a care giver's journal, by Robert Tell (What's it like to be the only son of a widowed mother who has dementia and lives alone half a continent away?
The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume Two, by Virginia Bell
Yet, I Will Love Thee: The Hard Truth of Alzheimer's Caregiving, by Reverend Dr Cynthia Duarte
The Enduring Self in People with Alzheimer's, by Sam Fazio
When It Gets Dark, by Thomas DeBaggio
Ice Cream in the Cupboard: a true story of early onset Alzheimer's, by Pat Moffett
Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments: Making Contact, ed. M. Suzanne Zeedyk
A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer’s: Inspirational stories of unconditional love and support, by Colleen Sell
Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, by B J Fitzray
Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss, by Leeza Gibbons
A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, by Patricia R Callone
Speaking our minds: what it's like to have Alzheimer's, by Lisa Snyder - a collection of first-hand accounts


See also our library catalogue

To order books from Amazon, visit