Reading and Resource List

If you are concerned about caring for a person living with dementia, or if you’re simply interested in brain aging and health, we’ve developed a list of resources and books to review.

Reading list:

The Mind & The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force, by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. and Sharon Begley

Train Your Mind Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves, by Sharon Begley

Keep Your Brain Alive, by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D. and Manning Rubin

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Care for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss Later in Life, by Nancy L. Mace M.A. and Peter V. Rabins M.D., M.P.H.

Visiting Mom: An Unexpected Gift (A guide for visiting elders with Alzheimer’s) by Sherry M. Bell, Ph.D.

The Alzheimer’s Sourcebook for Caregivers by Frena Gray-Davidson

New Hope for People with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers by Porter Shimer

Mom, Are You There? Finding a path to peace through Alzheimer’s by Kathleen Negri

Web Resources:

A WiserMind:   www.aWiserMind.com

Alzheimer’s Association:   www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America:   www.alzfdn.org

National Parkinson Foundation:   www.parkinson.org

Parkinson Disease Foundation:   www.pdf.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society:   www.nationalmssociety.org

National Stroke Association:   www.stroke.org

Disclaimer, please read:

The body of knowledge of dementia and dementia-care changes on a daily basis.  Approach all sources with an openness and awareness that there are likely alternative views available and more current research that might change views or statements contained in any publication.

The preceding is a list of resources that you may wish to review on the subjects of cognition preservation, Neuroscience, and Alzheimer’s care.  These resources have been suggested by a variety of sources and, as such, A WiserMind does not endorse any of the views or statements contained therein.  This list is not intended as a substitute for qualified medical and expert advice.  If you feel you need medical advice, you should consult a doctor immediately.