Book Reviews on Dementia Issues

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PS: “Dementia Success Stories; How we Made a Difference for Self and those Around us AFTER diagnosis” is a booklet from dementia brain-storming project by participants of PWD Perspective newsletter, compiled and edited by Truthful L. Kindness.  No longer in printed form (because i distributed them all when i spoke at the big ADI annual conference during 2015).  But pdf link for booklet is now between these arrows >> 616 Stories 1d Complete 20150326dw BatesPgs  <<  .

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Have not yet read books from Wendy Mitchell (living with dementia) but would like to buy: “What I Wish People Knew About Dementia”.  i found a Kindle version, but it is only available through the UK version of Amazon.

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i am one of five persons living with dementia symptoms whose writing was included in the book “Dementia-Friendly Worship: A MultiFaith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy, and Faith Communities”.  This book is designed to give practical help to faith leaders, in developing services and creating dementia-friendly faith communities.  I wrote a little about it at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/06/24/ch-publ/  ;

Chapter Published

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“Dementia from the Inside” by retired doctor Jennifer Bute (living with dementia) , reviewed by ME at https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/01/14/dementia-from-the-inside/  ;

Book Revw “Dementia from the Inside”

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Dancing with Elephants by Jarem Sawatsky (living with progressive cognitive change) reviewed by ME at https://truthfulkindness.com/2017/02/22/suffering-bk-dancing-elephants/  ;  

SUFFERING and Pre-View of Book “Dancing With Elephants”

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Deeper into the Soul by Nader Robert Shabahangi PhD reviewed by ME at https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/08/06/bk-deeper/ ;

Book “Deeper Into the Soul”

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One of the first dementia books that i really enjoyed was by Marie Marley PhD (care-partner) and my neurologist-friend Daniel Potts MD, FAAN … called “Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s”.  Find it at >> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01896G9K6 .

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OTHER Books:

Some of the other dementia books in my library are listed below with Links,
but i do not remember whether i was ABLE to read them,
and if i reviewed them i do not remember where to access that review. 
Authors who were living with dementia at the time of writing are listed first,
then others (not directly living with dementia symptoms) are listed underneath: 

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We have books “Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behaviors” and “The Aftereffects of Caregiving” by Gary Joseph LeBlanc, but not reviewed them yet.  Gary is the person who thought to start “Dementia Mentors”, where i have invested much of my time for five years (2015-2020).  >> https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Joseph-LeBlanc/e/B008ZHE6N2 .  i also read “While I Still Can” which he wrote with Rick Phelps (living with dementia) when i was first told “probable dementia”, so that was Long before this blog, and if i reviewed it, then i have no idea where to access that review.  >> https://www.amazon.com/While-Still-Can-Rick-Phelps-ebook/dp/B0793SVC4P .

Max Wallack (care-partner who is now a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry) wrote “Why did Grandma put her Underwear in the Refrigerator; an Explanation of Alzheimer’s Disease for Children”   .  i read this EXCELLENT book told from perspective of a seven-year-old, but have not yet written a review  >> https://www.amazon.com/Why-Did-Grandma-Underwear-Refrigerator-ebook/dp/B00DQG5QEU .  This author is someone with whom i have never interacted, but i thought it the best children’s book that i have read on the topic.

Jennifer Randazzo (daughter of person living with Lewy Body type of dementia) wrote “Grandpa & Lewy; a story of Hope and Empowerment for children touched by Lewy Body Dementia”.  Bought this story last month, and i have not read it yet.  >> https://www.amazon.com/Grandpa-Lewy-empowerment-children-Dementia-ebook/dp/B09GBKMNGJ .

 

LINKS:

Index for pages by OTHER persons living with dementia (projects from friends living with dementia) at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/

2018 Top Recommended Blogs Websites are Groups for Persons Living with Dementia at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/links/plwd-blog-2018-rec/ ;

“Text Format; My Dementia Style” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/2019/03/04/text-format-dementia/

Listed from “My Favorite Things” at >> https://truthfulkindness.com/about/about-me/favorites/ ;

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… and you might want to check out the Links gathered for Dementia Symptoms and Strategies (alphabetized) at https://truthfulkindness.com/about/d-info/links-sx-strategies/.

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