Updated 2014

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

Gives good examples of how short-term memory loss drives AD patient’s behaviours. Many practical lessons on what to say and do to manage disturbing behaviour. A good starter book.


Even When She Forgot My Name: Love, Life and My Mother’s Alzheimer’s

A filial son’s attempts to connect with his mother as she grapples with terminal Alzheimer’s disease. Probably the first Singapore book on a caregiver’s experience with Alzheimer’s.


Soft Sift in an Hourglass – Stories of hope and resilience at the end of life

Stories written by a palliative care physician on her experiences in Singapore, as she works in hospitals and homes to aid the dying experience. The book gives snapshots of patients and families she encountered, from those in complete denial, to those who face dying with grace.


Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

Christine Bryden was diagnosed at age 46 with dementia. She writes about living with dementia from her own perspective and not a caregiver’s, describing vividly the confusion and difficulties she faces. This is her second book on dementia; the first is listed below.


Who will I be when I die?

Christine Bryden’s first book about her dementia, published in 1998, 3 years after she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46.


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