Recommended Reading and Videos

Alzheimer’s Association has many resources available for caregivers, such as fact sheets, caregiving tips, and disease information; in addition, each local chapter has a lending library available for family caregivers. You can locate the chapter closest to you through a city or zip code search at

Respite Videos-


The Validation Breakthrough:
“Simple Techniques for Communicating with People who Alzheimer’s type Dementia”

Author Naomi Feil

Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s:
Caregivers Share the Joyful Times

by Brenda Avadian

Elder Rage, or Take my Father…. Please!:
How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents;

by Jaqueline Marcell

Decoding Darkness:
The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

by Rudolph E. Tanzi

Mom, Are You There?
Finding a Path to Peach through Alzheimer’s

by Kathleen A. Negri

The Forgetting:
A Portrait of an Epidemic

by David Shenk

Away from Her
by Alice Munro

What’s Wrong With Grandma?
A Families Experience with Alzheimer’s

by Margaret Shawver
(This book is for Grandchildren who have a grand parent with Alzheimer’s)

What’s Happening to Grandpa?
by Maria Shriver and Sandra Speidel

The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

by Beth Witrogen McLeod

If only I’d Had This Caregiving Book
by Maya Hennessey

Compassionate Caregivingz
Practical Help and Spiritual Encouragement

by Lois D. Knutson

Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care
by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

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

by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

What Can I Say?
A Guide to Visiting Friends and Family Who are Ill

by Simon Fox and Karen Fox