Living Your Best With Early Stage Alzheimer’s: An Essential Guide Author: Lisa Snyder, MSW, LCSW A practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activities, planning for the future, maintaining hope and humor, participating in research, and much more. This book provides invaluable wisdom and tips from people with Alzheimer’s and is a must-read for individuals with early Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Sunrise River Press, North Branch, Minnesota Copies of the book are available by contacting Sunrise River Press (phone: 651.277.1400 or http://www.sunriseriverpress.com/) or at http://www.amazon.com/.
Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out Author: Richard Taylor This collection of essays offers a glimpse into the world of the author, an individual who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Health Professions Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007. http://www.healthpropress.com/.
Speaking Our Minds: What It's Like to Have Alzheimer's, Revised Edition Author: Lisa Snyder, LCSW Seven individuals share their thoughts and feelings about living with Alzheimer’s disease. Copies of the book are available for purchase on http://www.amazon.com/.
Still Alice Author: Lisa Genova This candid and powerful novel portrays a woman’s life after receiving a diagnosis of young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Pocket Books, New York, NY, 2009. 800.288.4677 or http://www.simonsays.com/ and http://www.amazon.com/.
Books for the Care Partners
Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers by Daniel Kuhn, MSW, Hunter House Publishers, Alameda, CA, 2003. 800.266.5592 or http://www.hunterhouse.com/. A guide for family members and friends that focuses on early-stage issues. Order Online
Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Pocket Books, New York, NY, 2009. 800.288.4677 or http://www.simonsays.com/ and http://www.amazon.com/. This candid and powerful novel portrays a woman’s life after receiving a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
The Forgetting: Portrait of an Epidemic by David Shenk, Doubleday, New York, NY, 2001 http://www.doubleday.com/. A compelling look into the history, science, politics, and psychology of Alzheimer’s disease.
At the Crossroads: Family Conversations about Alzheimer ’s Disease, Dementia, and Driving. Provided by The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc and the MIT AgeLab. For free copies of this brochure, write to:
Perspectives Quarterly publication that addresses the interests, concerns, and reflections of individuals living with early-stage AD or other dementias. Contact: Lisa Snyder, LCSW Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center University of California (San Diego) Phone: 858.622.5800 Available free by email: LSsnyder@ucsd.edu
Alzheimer's Association® TrialMatch™ is a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease and location). Visit the web site here.