Additional Resources - Memory

BOOKS

Much Abides: A Survival Guide for Aging Lives, by Charles H Edwards II, MD
This book is intended to be a survival guide for aging lives, a welcome marker that appears when you think you have lost the trail.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Much Abides supports Memory & Movement Charlotte.

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age, by Sanjay Gupta, MD
Keep your brain young, healthy and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline.

The Athlete’s Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise, by Christopher Bergland
Ultramarathoner Chris Bergland reveals the science behind the proverbial runner’s high and shows how exercising not only trains the brain to crave more exercise – it will help you be happier, smarter, and more well-adjusted.

Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being, by Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MD
A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.

Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life, by Michael Merzenich, PhD
Dr. Merzenich – a world authority on brain plasticity – explains how the brain rewires itself across the lifespan, and how you can take control of that process to improve your life.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, by Daniel Amen, MD
Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes effective “brain prescriptions” that can help heal your brain and change your life.

The 36-Hour Day, by Nancy L Mace, MA and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
After 35 years, still the indispensable guide for countless families and professionals caring for someone with dementia.

Creating Moments of Joy, by Jolene Brackey
Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy.

The Validation Breakthrough, by Naomi Feil, MSW, ACSW and Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, RN, MBA
Validation is a practical way of communicating with and managing problem behavior in older adults with Alzheimer’s-type dementia.

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, by Virginia Bell, MSW and David Troxel, MPH
Successfully implement this relationship-centered approach to dementia care that builds on the essentials of friendship – respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor.

I Was Thinking, by Diana Waugh, RN, BSN
A workbook that helps people better communicate with their loved ones suffering cognitive loss.

The Remember Balloons, by Jessie Oliveros and Dana Wulfekotte
This tender, sensitive, children’s picture book gently explains the memory loss associated with aging and diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

WEBSITES

Alzheimer’s Association – North Carolina

Alzheimer’s Association – South Carolina

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Institute on Aging – Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

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