The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People who have Alzheimer's Disease

By Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Considered the Bible for practical and legal advice for families and caregivers

The Wide Circumference of Love

By Marita Golden

Moving novel about African American couple’s struggle with Alzheimer’s

 

The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s Portrait of an Epidemic

By David Shenk

A literary examination of Alzheimer’s and what’s being done to find a cure.

 

The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s

By Jay Ingram

A history of the disease and the effort to find a cure.

 

The Inheritance: A family on the frontlines in the battle against Alzheimer’s

By Niki Kapsambelis

Shattering story of the DeMoe family’s struggle through the generations with early onset Alzheimer’s.

Solomon Carter Fuller: Where My Caravan Has Rested

By Mary Kaplan

Biography of first African-American Psychiatrist who studied with Alois Alzheimer

 

Man's Search for Meaning

By Viktor E. Frankl

Although this is an examination of Frankl’s time in Nazi concentration camps, over the decades his writings have provided guidance and uplifting for caregivers and families seeking solace and sense of purpose.

Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life

By Emily Kaiser Thelin

Must Reads on Alzheimer's and Dementia

Although there are hundreds of books; non-fiction, biographies, and novels, about Alzheimer’s and Dementia, these are just some of the books I have read and recommend:

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