Books and DVDs Available Free to Dementia Caregivers

by | May 11, 2021 | Featured Resource, Resources

Select from a list of books and DVDs available to dementia caregivers.
If you live in the United States and are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, we want to send you a free book or DVD. Or, if you know someone who is providing care, please request a free resource for you to share with them. These resources may be a tool to get you and your family and friends talking about the Alzheimer’s journey and how you can support each other during this challenging season.

Currently, we have the following books and DVDs available free to dementia caregivers:

  • “The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care, 2nd Edition” … relationship-centered approach to dementia care building on respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor. By Virginia Bell and David Troxel.
  • “Creating Moments of Joy, 5th Edition” … one of our personal favorites, a practical and hopeful book filled with practical tips for a variety of situations. By Jolene Brackey.
  • “Still Alice” DVD … movie version, starring Julianne Moore. Based on the book by Lisa Genova.
  • “What’s Happening to Grandpa?” … children’s book by Maria Shriver.


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  1. Lisa

    Looking for care guidance in caring for my 94-year-old granny who has progessing dementia/Alzheimer’s signs but never been diagnosed professionally.

    • Eric Kolb

      Your love for your granny is so sweet, and that love will help guide your care for her. We suggest doing what you can to make her feel comfortable and confident, focusing on her best long-term memories. We’re sending you a copy of “Second Forgetting” and we think the book will help and encourage you on your journey.

  2. Sandra Bernier

    My 91 year old mother is resentful without cause with people in her social circle. She is having false memories that feed her anger and resentment. My father is her caregiver and is having difficulty dealing with her attitude with their friends from church. I’m looking for sources for guidance for him.

    • Eric Kolb

      We’re so sorry. Behavioral changes can be a great burden to caregivers. Friends from church could be a great source of support if they are able to understand what is going on with their friend now living with dementia. “Creating Moments of Joy” provides real examples and practical advice. “Second Forgetting” is also filled with practical advice, especially within the context of a church community.

  3. sherry

    I am nurse who works on a Dementia unit. Looking for information to give our family’s as a form as extra support.


      Thanks for the care you provide. We mailed you copies of The 36-Hour Day and Creating Moments of Joy.

  4. Andrea

    Hello, I’m seeking suggestions of a GPS (not a medical alert system). Something to put in my mom’s purse or on her housekey keyring. Something I can track from my Android and/or from my father’s iPhone. She has moderate dementia, no longer drives, but walks to chapel within her residential campus.
    Thank you!


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Author Bio: Eric and his wife, Sheryl, founded Songs & Smiles to support families during the Alzheimer's journey. He loves singing and smiling and helping people living with dementia connect with beautiful memories.

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