What are the best books about dementia and learning to deal with dementia, for example in daily life? Read on for the best recommendations in the Alzheimer’s top 10 below …

Recommended book titles on Dementia: The Epidemic of the 21st Century

Maybe you might have heard about a study in the European country The Netherlands, with only 17 million inhabitants: it is estimated that in the mid-21st century more than 250,000 Dutch people will suffer from Alzheimer’s. That is an alarming number: almost everyone will know someone with dementia. How to deal with it and learn to live with it? The following book titles show us.

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Dementia of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About DementiaAuthor
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal ItselfWilliam W Li MD
Inspirational Word Search for Adults, Teens & Seniors: Large Print Word Search Puzzle Book to Keep the Brain Active & Mind Relaxed with Positive, Uplifting & Good Vibes WordsPretty Puzzle Press
This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensible Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and MoreUma Naidoo
The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s DiseaseUma Naidoo
Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any AgeSanjay Gupta M.D.
The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Practical Advice for Caring for Yourself and Your Loved One 1st EditionGail Weatherill RN CAEd
A Healthy Brain for Life: How to Prevent Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory LossFACS Furman, Richard MD
Defeating Dementia: What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of DementiaFACS Furman, Richard MD
Defeating Dementia: What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of DementiaFACS Furman, Richard MD

The updated top 10 list: the best books about dementia and Alzheimers

The 36-Hour Day, sixth edition: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

If you live with or know someone who has Alzheimer’s, life can be a big struggle. This book helps the family or caregivers with the challenges that come with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn to understand the disease, and find out what type of care works best.

Beating the Dementia Monster: How I stopped the advance of cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease

We like this book, because it speaks from personal experience. Dave Brown was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but refused to let his brain deteriorate any further. He developed the dementia toolkit to slow or stop dementia. Sometimes it can even be reversed.

My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia: What is Dementia and What Does it Do?

Dementia is not a subject that is easy to understand for children. What is happening to grandma or grandpa can now be explained by this book. Once they understand what dementia is, it will also help them deal with their own feelings about it.

Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia (A 36-Hour Day Book)

In our opinion this is the best book available on how to prepare for the end of a loved one’s life when dealing with the end stages of dementia. Living arrangement, financial and legal information, and possible medications are discussed.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease Stages, Treatments, and Other Medical Considerations (Alzheimer’s Roadmap)

Do you know the difference between normal aging and dementia? This book will explain just that, but will also discuss the stages of dementia and what treatments are available right now.

Reversing Alzheimer’s: How to Prevent Dementia and Revitalize Your Brain

Dr. Timothy Smith is an absolute expert on Alzheimer’s disease, and in this book he shares his knowledge on how it is possible to reverse it. It focuses mainly on your diet.

What You Need to Know about Dementia

We like this book, because it gives you all the basic information you need on dementia. This guide will help you find your way when the subject is new to you.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia (Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-based Practice)

We think this manual is especially interesting for health care professionals who deal with people with Alzheimer’s or dementia on a regular basis. Assessment and treatment is a big part of its contents.

When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care

If you take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you might find this book useful to guide you. Learn to deal with the effects of this disease, because it will make the time you spend with someone with Alzheimer’s more pleasant for both parties.


From the first signs of Alzheimer’s to the last part of life, this book discusses all phases of the disease. Basic activities in and around the house change when someone gets Alzheimer’s. The writer of this book speaks from personal experience, and the suggestions given need some preparation, so you want to be aware of them before it is too late.

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