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Top 7 Dementia Guidebooks

Books are a remarkable and best source of getting knowledge or guidelines regarding any aspect of life. Families or caregivers who are taking care of people with dementia may not have proper knowledge about its prevention, how to deal with it, and most of all, how to improve the person’s physical condition and emotional distress. Books are beneficial in the diagnosis and can bring revolutionary results. Following are top 7 bestseller books regarding prevention and cure of dementia:

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The End of Alzheimer's

The 36-Hour Day, sixth edition

The Alzheimer's Solution

The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook

Learning to Speak Alzheimer's

The Dementia Handbook

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey

 

The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Description 

It is one of the groundbreaking and bestseller books regarding the treatment and reversing the adverse effects of dementia. The survivor of a major disease like cancer is known to people, but people with dementia are very less known in society.

Purpose

Dale Bredesen, the writer of the book, has provided a proper guideline for the caregivers who are treating people with dementia. He has discussed the facts and figures of preventing and reversing the effects of dementia in this book. Not only this book covers Alzheimer’s disease, but it also gives a proper layout of how to help people with sleeping order, metabolism, and hormones level.

Result and review

This book has shown extraordinary results to the people who have read it and followed the program. Nine out of ten patients have shown quick recovery results within 3-6 months. And still, more and more patients are recovering with the help of this book. Physicians, caregivers, and treatment centers have given proper guidance to the patients with the help of this book. 

Features and details

It was published on August 22, 2017, by Avery in the English language. The book has 320 pages. 

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

Description

As compared to the previous five editions by Nancy L. Mace, caregivers and physicians liked this one the most (sixth edition). Families and people who have dedicated most of their time taking care of people with dementia have found this book very useful. It helps in improving memory and produces positive results regarding the emotions and daily needs of the patient.

Purpose

Overall, the primary purpose of this book is to provide a guideline to the people, caregivers, physicians, and centers. 

The book revolves around cure and massage techniques for curing dementia along with different facts on how to reduce the behavior and neuropsychiatric symptoms, alternation in health care, parental care, guardianship, traumatic brain injury effect, and contains information about support groups and social networks to help people with dementia.

Result and review

The book helps improve the lifestyle and neuropsychiatric behavior of patients. This book is an all-in-one package for the caregivers as it discusses Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and other types of dementia.

Features and details

This book was published in English by Johns Hopkins University Press on April 18, 2017. It has 416 pages.

The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age 

Description

It is one of the best and progressive programs to prevent dementia and also to reverse its effects in the patient of any age. The Alzheimer’s Solution is also a bestseller, which is reviewed by many famous neurologists.

Purpose

The death toll of patients with dementia is increasing radically through each passing year. Dean and Ayesha Sherazi, the authors of this book, have written comprehensively through proper verification of clinical and observational studies. Being diagnosed with dementia does not mean that the patient is on death poll or it is transferred genetically. According to the book, more than 90 percent of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented. Although the percentage of survival is more than that of risky patients, progressive results can be made with the help of this book and disease can be delayed.

Result and review

This book defines the functionality of the brain and nervous system and shows how they are related to sleep, nutrition, movement, and memory. The effect of this book is how to treat the brain for good and get the best outcomes. It includes an evaluation program and a self-assessment. It also provides day by day guidance and reversing effects on cognitive decline. The more you get involved with the chapters of this book, the more you will feel connected with it.

Features and details

This book was published in English by Harper One on September 12, 2017. It has 360 pages.

The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook: Recipes and Lifestyle Guidelines to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Description

It is a complete guidebook for people with dementia to have a healthy body and lifestyle. Alzheimer’s disease and cognition can be improved with the help of this diet guide.

Purpose

A healthy body has a strong immune system that provides defense against several diseases like dementia. Nutrition plays a vital role in keeping the body sound. The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook gives a proper layout of healthy food and nutrition.

Result 

Starting with a 4-week plan and getting progressive results is the primary purpose of this guidebook. With the addition of several healthy nutrients in one’s diet, the physical condition to cope with dementia becomes better.

Review

The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook will definitely be a staple in my kitchen!”—Dr. Sonali Ruder, Emergency Medicine physician, cookbook author, and founder of the website The Foodie Physician.

Author

Julie Andrews is a registered dietician nutritionist and a master chef with a degree in masters of human nutrition.

Features and details

This book was published in English by Rockridge Press on May 07, 2019. It has 238 pages.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

Description

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s is a great book that is recommended for every person who has dementia. It discusses the practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers.

Purpose

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 5.8 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. This book targets on creating an emotional attachment of caregivers with the patients and vice versa. She calls her accessible and comprehensive method “habilitation”, which works great in improving the communication between patients and caregivers – and it has also proven successful with thousands of people having dementia. 

Result

Besides the treatment of thousands of people living with dementia, this book has also provided results regarding coping with the diagnosis, facing the issues of illness, making the patient talk, maintaining the diet and sleep plans for the patient.

Author

Joanne Koenig Coste is a well-known expert for patients and family care. She is also a board member of the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Features and details

This book was published in English by Mariner Books on September 8, 2004. It has 256 pages.

The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home

Description

Judy Cornish’s handbook provides ultimate care guidelines not only to the patient but also to the caregivers.

Purpose

Dementia is a complex and slow disease to cure, as it involves behavior changes and difficulty in nutrition problems. Anxiety, depression, and distress are the main effects of this disease. The Dementia Handbook provides all the best knowledge about how to reduce behavior stress and lower the rate of dementia in patients. 

Result

With the help of this book, the patients and caregivers find it easy to treat dementia. The book includes easy methods to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression which help in improving the behavior changes of the patient. 

Author 

Judy Cornish is the founder of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network. 

Features and details 

This book was published in English by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on March 13, 2017. It has 108 pages. 

Creating Moments of Joy along the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded

Description 

This one is the fifth edition, which is a revised and expanded version of Alzheimer’s Journey Edition. This fifth edition provides more energy and moments of joy. 

Purpose 

The people who have dementia have a mostly depressed or isolated lifestyle. They lack emotions and joy in their life. This book provides a smile and creates moments of joy for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. It also includes various ways to use the important details of a person with dementia, such as his history, passion, and interests to empower him to overcome his daily struggles. 

Result 

The fifth edition of Creating Moments of Joy Along with the Alzheimer’s Journey results in encouraging patients towards a healthy lifestyle and gives them hope. It can help change their behavior and improve humor. 

Author

Jolene Brackey is a speaker of dementia and Alzheimer’s in North America for over twenty years and spreading moments of joy among the families and patients of dementia. 

Features and details 

This book was published in English by Purdue University on November 15, 2016. It has 376 pages. 

Conclusion

Dementia is a slow but progressive disease. For prevention and treatment, proper guidelines are required. The books that we have mentioned above are the bestsellers and renowned for their remarkable results and improvements among patients and caregivers. These guidebooks provide useful information about how to deal with emotions, behavior changes, neuropsychiatric distress, and isolation. 

If you want to engage your loved one in productive activities, you can also check out our article on Best Activity Books for People with Dementia.

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