Recommended Books

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Angell, M. (2004). The truth about the drug companies: How they deceive us and what to do about it. Random House: New York, NY. [NY Times Best Seller]

Barrick, A.L. Rader, J., Hoeffer, B., Sloane, P.D., & Biddle, S. (2008). Bathing without a battle: Person-directed care of individuals with dementia (2nd Edition). New York: Springer.

Bell, V. & Troxel, D. (2003). The best friends approach to Alzheimer’s care. Baltimore: Health Professional Press.

Berg, G. (2006). The importance of food and mealtime in dementia care: The table is set. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bonifas, P.R. with invited contributors (2016). Bullying Among Older Adults: How to Recognize and Address an Unseen Epidemic. Health Professions Press: Baltimore, MD.

Brackey, J. (2007). Creating moments of joy: A journal for caregivers (4th edition). West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.

Camp, C.J. (2008). Hiding the stranger in the mirror: A detective’s manual for solving problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Solon, Ohio: Center for Applied Research in Dementia.

De Klerk-Rubin, V. (2008). Validation techniques for dementia care: The family guide to improving communication.Baltimore: Health Professions Press.

Doll, G.A. (2012). Sexuality in long-term care: Understanding and supporting the needs of older adults. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.

Dosa, D. (2010). Making rounds with Oscar: The extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat. New York: Hyperion.

Dowling, J. (1995). Keeping busy: A handbook of activities for persons with dementia. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Ellenbogen, M. (2012). From the corner office to Alzheimer’s. Kindle Edition.

Feil, N. & de Klerk-Rubin, V. (2012). The validation breakthrough: Simple techniques for communicating with people with Alzheimer’s-type dementia. (3rd edition). Baltimore: Health Professions Press.

Gaugler, J.E. (2005). Promoting family involvement in long-term care settings: A guide to programs that work. Health Professions Press.

Goffman, E. (1961). Asylums: Essays of the social situation of mental patients and other inmates. New York: Anchor Books.

Greenblat, C. (2011). Love, loss, and laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s differently. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press.

Hamilton, H.E. (1994). Conversations with an Alzheimer’s patient: An interactional sociolinguistic study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hay, D.P., Klein, D.T., Hay, L.K., Grossberg, G.T., & Kennedy J.S. (2003). Agitation in patients with dementia: A practical guide to diagnosis and management. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Kane, R.L. & West, J.C. (2005). It shouldn’t be this way: The failure of long-term care. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Kitwood, T. (1997). Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First. Berkshire, UK:

Koenig-Coste, J. (2003). Learning to speak Alzheimer’s: A groundbreaking approach for everyone dealing with the disease. Boston, M.A.: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Kuhn, D. (2003). Alzheimer’s early stages: First steps for family, friends and caregivers (second edition). Alameda, CA: Hunter House.

Lee, J.L. (2003). Just love me: My life turned upside-down by Alzheimer. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Lawton, M.L. & Rubinstein, R.L. (2000). Interventions in dementia care: Toward improving quality of life New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Lock, M. (2013). The Alzheimer’s conundrum: Entanglements of dementia and aging. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Lord, E. (2016). Alzheimer and Dementia Coaching: Taking a Systems Approach in Creating an Alzheimer’s Friendly Healthcare Workforce. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC.

Mahoney, E.K., Volicer, L. & Hurley, A.C. (2000). Management of challenging behaviors in dementia. Baltimore, Maryland: Health Professions Press.

Marshall, M., & Tibbs, M.A. (2006). Social work and people with dementia: Partnerships, practice, and persistence. (2nd edition). Bristol, England: British Association of Social Workers.

Mast, B. (2011). Whole person dementia assessment. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.

McLean, A. (2007). The person in dementia: A study of nursing home care in the U.S. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview.

Naymark, R. (2016). Alzheimer’s Gifts: How Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Brought Unexpected Blessings (2016). Gentili Press.

Palmore, E.B., Branch, L., & Harris, D.K. (2005). Encyclopedia of Ageism. New York: The Haworth Pastoral Press.

Post, S.G. (2000). The moral challenge of Alzheimer’s disease: Ethical issues from diagnosis to dying. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Power, A.G. (2010). Dementia beyond drugs: Changing the culture of care. Baltimore: Health Professional Press.

Power, A.G. (2017). Dementia beyond disease: Enhancing well-being. Baltimore: Health Professional Press. [Revised edition]

Radin, L. & Radin, G. (2008). What if it’s not Alzheimer’s? A caregiver’s guide to dementia. Includes vital information on Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Sacks, O. (2007). Musicophilia: Tales of music and the brain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Sacks, O. (2016). The last interview and other conversations. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Publishing.

Shamy, E. (2003). A guide to the spiritual dimension of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. More than body, brain, and breath. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Shriver, M. (2004). What’s happening to grandpa? New York: Little, Brown / Water Brooks.

Silverstein, N.M., & Flaherty, G. (2006). Dementia and wandering behavior: Concern for the lost elder. Springer Publishing Company.

Silverstein, N.M. & Maslow, K. (2006). Improving hospital care for persons with dementia. Springer New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Smyer, M.A. & Qualls, S.H. (1999). Aging and mental health. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Thomas, W. (2004). What are old people for? How elders will save the world. Acton, MA: Vander Wyk & Burnham.

Tonarelli, L. (2006). Alzheimer’s disease research-based person-centered therapeutic activities (2nd edition). AFreiberg Press.

Ulsperger, J.S. & Knottnerus, J.D. (2011). Elder care catastrophe: Rituals of abuse in nursing homes & what you can do about it. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.

Van De Creek, L. (1999). Spiritual care for persons with dementia: Fundamentals for pastoral practice. New York: The Haworth Press.

Volicer, L. & Bloom-Charlette, L. (1999). Enhancing the quality of life in advanced dementia (p. 23). Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel.

Whitehouse, P.J. (2008). The myth of Alzheimer’s disease: What you aren’t being told about today’s most dreaded diagnosis. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

Yale, R. (2013). Counseling people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease: A powerful process of transformation. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.

Yeo, G. & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2006). Ethnicity and the dementias. New York: Routledge.

Zgola, J.M. (1999). Care that works: A relationship approach to persons with dementia. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.