What is a good book to read if I want to learn more about Alzheimer's disease?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 14, 2017
A fellow caregiver asked...

I am looking for a book that explains Alzheimer's/dementia in layman's language but has knowledge that doctor's know. I've read several books on caring for the Alzheimer's patient but want more medical knowledge.

Expert Answers

Joanne Koenig Coste is a nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer's care and an outspoken advocate for patient and family care. She is the author of Learning to Speak Alzheimer's. Also, she currently is in private practice as an Alzheimer's family therapist. Ms. Koenig Coste also serves as President of Alzheimer Consulting Associates, implementing state-of-the-art Alzheimer care throughout the United States.

There are many wonderful resource / support books out there right now. I would check with the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in a town near you - they can offer suggestions on particular topics such as the doctor's perspective on the disease. One of the very best resources is right here at caring.com where you can view "Recommendations for Alzheimer's Books / 2009 Editor's Pick" and choose one or more that appeal to you and meet your specific needs.