Cognitive Disorders Book Resources

Perspectives from Individuals with Dementia

Alzheimer's from the Inside Out by Richard Taylor (2006) - Written by a psychologist who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 58.

Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's by Diana McGowin (1994) - Written by a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease who tracks her decline in a journal format.

My Journey Into Alzheimer's Disease by Robert Davis (1989) - Written by a minister diagnosed with Alzheimer's, this book explores the disease from a religious perspective.

Speaking Our Minds: Personal Reflections from Individuals with Alzheimer's by Lisa Snyder (2000) - A collection of narratives based on interviews and conversations with people who have Alzheimer's disease.

About Caregiving

Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste (2004) - Offers a practical approach to enhancing the well-being of both individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life (4th Edition) by Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH (2006) - Considered one of the best and most comprehensive books for family members caring for a relative with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's by Michael Castleman, Matthew Naythons, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson (2000) - Uses case studies to explain how Alzheimer's disease affects thinking and behavior, and how different strategies can help caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer's cope with the disease.